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supermassive black hole

SLOW EATER  A supermassive black hole has set a record for the longest meal, slurping on a single star for more than 10 years. In this artist’s illustration of the event, gas from the star (red) falls toward the black hole, while a wind blows the other way (blue).

cancer cells

OXYGEN DEPRIVATION  Cancer cells (shown in blue) surround a blood vessel (red) in a mouse tumor. Cells on the tumor’s edge are dying, starved of oxygen. But treatments to starve tumors have come up short.

Earth from space

LOST LAND  New Zealand rises from the center of a largely submerged continent called Zealandia, scientists propose.

Bee on a tiny ball

PLAY BALL  A buff-tailed bumblebee rolls a yellow ball toward a goal as researchers explore just how odd a task bees can learn and how much observing others helps them succeed.



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