SciNews Jan 11, 2016

Burping black holes, knowing your gut, North Korea blast – just a few of the themes in today’s eclectic collection of SciNews.  Share these stories with your students and get them excited about science.

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Get to know your microbes at ‘The Secret World Inside You’. Science News

Bacteria are not necessarily bad. That in a nutshell is the message of the newest exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Featuring oversized models of glowing green bacteria, and in some places reeking of cheese and socks, the exhibit is on a mission to rehabilitate the reputation of microbes. Read more…



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Five things science can (and can’t) tell us about North Korea’s nuclear test. Science News

North Korea sent political shock waves around the world on January 6 when it claimed to have carried out a successful test of a hydrogen bomb, which, if true, would be a substantially more powerful and sophisticated class of weaponry than the country’s previous efforts. The underground test generated a magnitude 5.1 earthquake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Read more…


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Black hole burps up gobbled gas and dust. Science News

Supermassive black holes are a lot like toddlers. They’re energetic, often the center of attention — and occasionally spit up their food. A black hole at the core of another galaxy has belched twice in the last 6 million years, leaving a record of these eruptions drifting through intergalactic space. Read more…






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