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Mystery Gas Shooting Out of Center of Milky Way Like Bullets

Astronomers have stumbled across a mystery at the heart of the Milky Way: A dense, cold gas shooting out of the region “like bullets.”

Researchers aren’t sure what the source of the gas is or how it’s being propelled so fast. They have previously observed flows of hot gas, but not cold gas which is harder to move due to it being heavier. The flow of cold gas could possibly be due to the supermassive black hole in the area or perhaps due to cosmic winds related to star formation.

“This is the first time something like this has been observed in our galaxy,” lead author Dr. Enrico Di Teodoro from Johns Hopkins University said in a statement. “We see these kind of processes happening in other galaxies. But, with external galaxies you get much more massive black holes, star formation activity is higher, it makes it easier for the

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500% Increase In Arsenic In Mauritian Fish As Oil Spill Ship’s Final Destination Still A Mystery

As the forward part of the Japanese Oil Spill Ship was towed across the Indian Ocean in a Southeasterly direction, the local Mauritian media was reporting on Friday 21, that levels of arsenic found in coastal fish caught close to the Wakashio wreck had significantly increased.

According to the World Health Organization, Arsenic exists as a natural component of the Earth and is harmless to humans in small doses. Long-term exposure to inorganic arsenic, mainly through drinking-water and food, can lead to chronic arsenic poisoning and other more serious complications.

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Mystery and voyeurism around Bollywood star’s death

Sushant Singh Rajput made his big-screen debut in 2013
Sushant Singh Rajput made his big-screen debut in 2013

Sushant Singh Rajput lived an extraordinary life – just like some of the characters he played in his hit Bollywood films.

But his fairy tale journey, from humble beginnings to stardom, ended on 14 June when he was found dead in his flat at the age of 34. The police in Mumbai, where he lived, said he took his own life.

The news devastated millions of his fans, who saw his success as their own.

Sushant grew up in Bihar, one of India’s poorest states. He worked hard and was admitted to one of India’s top engineering colleges – a sure way of securing a bright future for middle class families.

But his heart was set on acting. So he dropped out of college and went to Mumbai, a city that makes and breaks thousands of dreams every day.

He did

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The mystery of the missing portrait of Robert Hooke, 17th-century scientist extraordinaire

<span class="caption">Known as Mary Beale's 'Portrait of a Mathematician,' could the circa 1680 painting depict Hooke?</span> <span class="attribution"><a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="https://research.tamu.edu/2019/10/02/has-an-am-biologist-found-one-of-the-holy-grails-of-science-history/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mary Beale">Mary Beale</a>, <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:CC BY">CC BY</a></span>
Known as Mary Beale’s ‘Portrait of a Mathematician,’ could the circa 1680 painting depict Hooke? Mary Beale, CC BY

Groundbreaking discoveries in science often come with two iconic images, one representing the breakthrough and the other, the discoverer. For example, the page from Darwin’s notebook sketching the branching pattern of evolution often accompanies a portrait of Darwin in his early years when the notebook was written. Likewise the drawing of the orbits of the moons of Jupiter often accompanies a portrait of Galileo.

Original etching of cells from a piece of cork
Original etching of cells from a piece of cork

Another groundbreaking discovery in science was the discovery of the cell by Robert Hooke (1635-1703). The iconic image of the breakthrough, published in the first scientific bestseller, 1665’s “Micrographia,” is an etching of the cells that make up a piece of cork. It’s sliced two ways – across the grain and along the grain, showing not only the

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