x-ray

Munchies

Woman Having Worst Day Ever Swallows Spoon While Trying to Dislodge Fish Bone from Throat

Apparently, she's far from the first person to accidentally swallow an entire spoon.
Jelisa Castrodale
4.22.19
Motherboard

NASA Captures Stunning Images of ‘Nuclear Superbubbles’ in an Alien Galaxy

NGC 3079 is spitting out particles that balloon across thousands of light years in space.
Becky Ferreira
3.4.19
mars rovers

A Rover Named After DNA Pioneer Rosalind Franklin is Headed for Mars in 2020

“This name reminds us that it is in the human genes to explore.”
Becky Ferreira
2.7.19
Cancer

Do X-Rays Increase My Risk of Cancer?

The risks are real—but usually outweighed by the benefits.
Markham Heid
1.18.18
is this real life?

I Don’t Need Motivational Signs to Get Through Cancer Treatment

They're unnerving, like I'm being gaslit.
Lindsay Jean Thomson
9.13.17
frickin laser beams

Physicists Made the Brightest Light Ever

The Diocles laser is as bright as one billion suns and could pave the way for next generation x-ray technology.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.26.17
nasa

This Photo Contains the Highest Concentration of Black Holes Ever Seen

This image provides unprecedented insight into the formation of black holes over the course of billions of years.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.9.17
nasa

Huge, Hyperluminous Black Hole Found Wandering Through the Universe

Four and a half billion light years from Earth, a black hole is lost and throwing a tantrum.
Samantha Cole
10.8.16
brain

It Took 1700 Hours to Map a Fly’s Brain

Mapping a fruit fly’s neuronal network for the first time was an incredibly labor intensive task, but the result was a major step forward for neuroscience.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.18.16
Books

This Camera Can Read a Book Without Opening It

A new imaging technique can read what is printed on the pages of a book without ever opening it.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.11.16
Art

How Ryan Dunn’s Butt X-Ray Became a Work of Art

In 2007, Dutch lawyer Aernoud Bourdrez bought Ryan Dunn’s infamous butt x-ray. Now he’s selling it.
DJ Pangburn
7.14.16
Canada

The Doomed Hitomi Telescope Had a Spectacular View of the Universe As It Died

It viewed a monster tangle of galaxies known as Perseus.
Kate Lunau
7.6.16
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