The Milky Way’s Massive Black Hole Last Exploded 2 Million Years Ago

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The Milky Way’s Massive Black Hole Last Exploded 2 Million Years AgoA mysterious glow outside our galaxy proved to be a “fossil record” of a cataclysmic explosion.
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March 19 2014 3:24 PMThe Solar System's Biggest Moon, MappedJupiter's icy Ganymede.
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March 4 2014 2:50 PMTetris Can Curb Booze and Cigarette CravingsThe game may distract your brain from your vices.
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March 3 2014 3:56 PMDark Chocolate Is Good for Your HeartEven without the much-touted flavonol.
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Feb. 28 2014 6:21 PMThe Many Voices of Meryl StreepFrom Android to Australian.
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Feb. 28 2014 10:30 AMWhat Would It Take to Get a "Space Elevator" to the Sky?Some experts say it's feasible.
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Feb. 27 2014 9:30 AMThe Lasers Are Upon UsAfter years of fanfare, U.S. military lasers are ready to go.
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March 4 2014 4:14 PMGliding Through the Ocean From a Shark's Point of ViewCourtesy of a mounted camera.
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March 3 2014 4:51 PMHow Can a Blood Test Tell if You're Schizophrenic?The new method could launch within 18 months.
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March 2 2014 1:00 PMThe Food Nutritional Labels of the FutureIf approved by the FDA.
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Feb. 28 2014 1:10 PMKaty Perry Camp Edits “Dark Horse” Video After Muslim OutcryOops. 
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Feb. 28 2014 9:20 AMThe Least Sympathetic Victims of the Polar VortexGoodbye, Asian stink bug.

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The World
Oct. 22 2014 2:05 PM Paul Farmer Says Up to Ninety Percent of Those Infected Should Survive Ebola. Is He Right?
  Business
Continuously Operating
Oct. 22 2014 2:38 PM Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
  Life
Education
Oct. 22 2014 4:45 PM Welcome to 13th Grade! Several Oregon high schools are offering a fifth year of high school. Every district should consider it.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 22 2014 4:27 PM Three Ways Your Text Messages Change After You Get Married
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 22 2014 4:10 PM Skinny Mark Wahlberg Goes for an Oscar: The First Trailer for The Gambler
  Technology
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 5:33 PM One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
  Health & Science
Wild Things
Oct. 22 2014 2:42 PM Orcas, Via Drone, for the First Time Ever
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.