NuSTAR captures dead star and distant black holes
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To the ancient Norse they were the flashes of light reflected from the burnished shields of the Valkyries, while for the Scots they represent "the mirrie dancers" of the night. The spectacle of the Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, has inspired myth and folklore but the scientific reality behind these stupendous light displays is as fascinating as the fiction.
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Images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope of the Perseus cluster of stars have helped scientists to solve a 100 million-year-old mystery of how giant structures in deep space are prevented from disintegrating. The spectacular pictures show vast, thread-like "filaments" of gas which emerge from the centre of a galaxy known as NGC 1275, situated some 235 million light years away from Earth.
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The mystery of how migratory birds exploit the Earth's magnetic field using an internal compass may have been solved by scientists who have discovered how molecules in the eye can be orientated by weak magnetic lines.
Sunday 13 January 2008
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
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End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
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