Scientists Just Observed an Effect of Gravity on Tiny Particles For the First Time

Bad news: Humans will probably never explore the area around a black hole, at least while you’re alive. That’s mostly because most black holes are too far away, and even if we could travel to them, it’s unlikely we’d survive their gravitational pull. That means that if we want to study the wacky effects extreme…

A New Method Could Reveal the Stealthiest Black Holes in the Galaxy

Black holes are the strong, silent type—an age-old enigma. Hubble estimates that there are roughly 100 million black holes in our galaxy alone, but because their gravitational pull is so intense, light can’t escape. So even with the most advanced equipment,“stray” black holes wandering in space are nearly impossible…

Watch a World Record Domino Tower Attempt Collapse at the Last Second

Sometimes failure isn’t always a bad thing. This 19-foot tall domino tower was only ten layers away from officially becoming the second tallest in the world—but then gravity claimed yet another victim. As heartbreaking it is to see all this hard work go to waste, it’s also pretty cool to watch 241 layers of dominoes,…