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How black holes can spaghettify stars that fall too close – Mashable

Spaghetti never sounded so deadly.

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Spaghettification sounds like a particularly unpleasant thing to happen to pretty much anything that isn’t a lump of pasta dough. Now imagine it happening to a star.
Thats precisely what astronomers around the world observed over a six-month period when a black hole stretched and ripped apart a star that was sucked into its intense gravitational grasp at a distance of 215 million light years from Earth, as detailed in an Oct. 12 study
published through the Royal Astronomical Society. It was t…

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Monkeys May Have Self-Domesticated Just Like Humans Did, Study Suggests – ScienceAlert

Monkeys, much like humans, could be engaged in the process of self-domesticating themselves, altering the course of their own evolution and physiology through the…

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Monkeys, much like humans, could be engaged in the process of self-domesticating themselves, altering the course of their own evolution and physiology through the way they behave with one another, new research suggests.
It’s long been recognised that domestication in animals promotes certain physical features that aren’t observed in their wild counterparts. This phenomenon called domestication syndrome has been noted since the era of Charles Darwin and is thought to lie behind all sorts of physical…

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Asteroid flies ‘EXTREMELY CLOSE’ distance at record speed | Science… – AlKhaleej Today

Asteroid flies ‘EXTREMELY CLOSE’ distance at record speed | Science…

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A space rock called 2020 UF3 that was shot down from Earth on October 22nd. Astronomers can take pictures of the passing asteroid. According to the Virtual Telescope Project, the asteroid passed at a distance of only 42,000 kilometers, which is roughly 11 percent the distance between the Earth and the Moon.
NASA data showed the asteroid was flying at 22 kilometers per hour, or more than 79,000 kilometers per hour. At this speed, the asteroid 2020 UF3 could orbit the earth twice in just one hour….

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More road deaths in 2020 than 2019 even with drop in traffic due to pandemic – Irish Mirror

‘Road deaths actually went up during the last lockdown, which was a major shock to those working in road safety’

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More people have died on Irish roads in 2020 than at this point last year even with the drop in traffic due to lockdowns.
So far 118 people have been killed, compared to 111 in 2019.
Under the Governments Level Five public health restrictions people have been asked to stay at home and only travel for essential journeys.
With rush hour traffic less than normal, motoring group AA has urged drivers to be on the lookout for vulnerable road users, such as cyclists and pedestrians, whose numbers increase…

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