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Elusive 'missing link' black hole discovered by Hubble

Astronomers have long studied supermassive black holes and smaller black holes that form when massive stars implode, but they have searched for intermediate-mass black holes for years.Now, thanks to observations by the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have found their "missing…

How to train yourself not to touch your face

(CNN) -- We're washing our hands, staying at home and standing 6 feet apart when we do need to go out. What else can we do to limit the spread of Covid-19? Public health experts say not enough…

Male bottlenose dolphins form gangs to get a mate

If you've ever seen a production of "West Side Story," you'll be familiar with gangs of males, clicking their fingers in synch while seeing off rivals or prowling for a mate.Up until now, scientists believed that humans were the only…

Evidence of ancient rainforests found in Antarctica

When dinosaurs roamed the Earth 90 million years ago, the planet was much warmer, including Antarctica at the South Pole. But in a surprising twist, researchers have discovered evidence that Antarctica also supported a swampy rainforest at the time, according…

In Panama, coronavirus lockdown means separating men and women

Panama is taking a new -- if somewhat unorthodox — measure to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus: separation of the sexes.Starting on Wednesday, only women will be able to leave their homes to buy necessities on Monday, Wednesday…

Iceland lab's testing suggests 50% of coronavirus cases have no symptoms

There's a lot about Iceland that other countries could envy: Its spectacular natural surroundings, its place among the world's happiest countries, and, now, its large-scale testing for the novel coronavirus, which could influence how the world understands the outbreak.Experts have…