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black holes

New Supercomputer Simulations Show How Plasma Jets Escape Black Holes

Black holes swallow everything that comes in contact with them, so how do plasma jets manage to escape their intense gravity?
Daniel Oberhaus

Colleges Are Finally Taking Student Hunger Seriously

New studies show that between 20 and 40 percent of college students don't have reliable access to food. Old attitudes about ramen in dorm rooms are finally giving way to real efforts to help them.
Hannah Harris Green
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Campus Bike Cop Shut Down a Hot Dog Vendor and Took His Cash for Evidence

"Yep, this is law and order in action," the officer says in a video taken of the incident.
Drew Schwartz
The September Stories Issue

Here's What J. Edgar Hoover Called 'Fake News'

Government officials have long watched journalists who pissed them off.
Jason Leopold
Water, Water, Everywhere

This Solar-Powered Device Sucks Drinking Water Out of Thin Air

This could benefit people in arid climates and water-starved regions.
Lisa Cumming
art movement

Meet the Free-Loving Folks Behind Hippiedom In This Out-of-Sight Exhibit

Framed around the Summer of Love, this multimedia exhibit makes hippiedom relevant again.
Diana Shi

CRISPR Trial Heats Up in Favor of MIT and Harvard

The patent trial isn't likely to have a resolution until January.
Meredith Rutland Bauer

Scientists Made a Robot That Does Parkour

SALTO is a springy machine UC Berkeley researchers created by studying the insane hops of bush babies.
Beckett Mufson
college football

Marshawn Lynch Takes the Injury Cart Sideshow Back to Berkeley, 10 Years Later

Whoever decided to line Marshawn Lynch's appearance with real live human beings, though, probably should have thought that over. He nearly takes out half of them.
Liam Daniel Pierce
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A College Student Got Kicked Off His Flight for Talking About Chicken in Arabic

Khairuldeen Makhzoomi was raving in Arabic about an awesome dinner he'd had, so some passenger reported him for making "threatening comments."
Helen Donahue
reproductive rights

College Students Are Demanding Abortion Access on Campus

Students at UC Berkeley recently proposed that medical abortions should be available on campus. Despite the fact that nearly half of college-aged women will get an abortion, very few colleges offer these services.
Gabby Bess

Miyazaki University? UC Berkeley Has a Class Dedicated to the Animation Legend

The game changed.
Beckett Mufson