Event Horizon Telescope Spots Swirling Jets of Blackhole in Nearby Galaxy

techtimes.com – Through the Event Horizon Telescope, astronomers have spotted the gushing jets from a massive black hole.

Source: Michael Janssen, et al. Event Horizon Telescope observations of the jet launching and collimation in Centaurus A. Nature Astronomy, 2021.

Astronomers have spotted x-rays from behind a supermassive black hole

technologyreview.com – The discovery might help scientists better understand why black holes are such powerful objects.

Source: D. R. Wilkins, L. C. Gallo, E. Costantini, W. N. Brandt, R. D. Blandford. Light bending and X-ray echoes from behind a supermassive black hole. Nature, 2021.

Oh Flock! Clever Cockatoos Are More Culturally Complex Than We Thought

npr.org – Cockatoos in Sydney have become expert trash bin burglars. Scientists say birds in different neighborhoods have taught each other different techniques to open the bins, a sign of cultural complexity.

Source: Barbara C. Klump, et al. Innovation and geographic spread of a complex foraging culture in an urban parrot. Science, 2021.

3D Imaging Shows How Shark Guts Work Like a Tesla Valve

wired.com – Using CT scans and 3D modeling, researchers found the fish’s spiral digestive system is analogous to Nikola Tesla’s ingenious check valve design.

Source: Samantha C. Leigh, Adam P. Summers, Sarah L. Hoffmann, Donovan P. German. Shark spiral intestines may operate as Tesla valves. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 2021.

We just got our best-ever look at the inside of Mars

technologyreview.com – NASA’s InSight lander has shown the planet’s interior is more complex than previously thought.

Source: Amir Khan, et al. Upper mantle structure of Mars from InSight seismic data. Science, 2021.

We just got our best-ever look at the inside of Mars

technologyreview.com – NASA’s InSight lander has shown the planet’s interior is more complex than previously thought.

Source: Simon C. Stähler, et al. Seismic detection of the martian core. Science, 2021.

Climate scientists tally 'mortality cost of carbon'

upi.com – A new study has established a 'mortality cost of carbon' -- the number of lives lost or saved by increases or decreases in carbon emissions.

Source: Martin C. Hänsel, et al. Climate economics support for the UN climate targets. Nature Climate Change, 2020.

UK already undergoing disruptive climate change

bbc.com – Last year was the third warmest, fifth wettest and eighth sunniest on record in the UK, scientists warn.

Source: Mike Kendon, et al. State of the UK Climate 2020. International Journal of Climatology, 2021.

Event Horizon Telescope Spots Swirling Jets of Blackhole in Nearby Galaxy

techtimes.com – Through the Event Horizon Telescope, astronomers have spotted the gushing jets from a massive black hole.

Source: Michael Janssen, et al. Event Horizon Telescope observations of the jet launching and collimation in Centaurus A. Nature Astronomy, 2021.