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What is a Black Hole?

A black hole is a region of space-time with such a strong gravitational field that nothing can escape from it, not even light. There are three types of black holes - stellar, supermassive and intermediate. Despite their name, black holes do emit so-called Hawking radiation, evaporating and returning energy to the universe.

World Heart Day

World Heart Day is held on the 29th September, it was created to spread awareness about heart disease and stroke prevention. This year the focus is on creating healthy heart environments. World Heart Day encourages us all to reduce our cardiovascular risk, and promote a heart-healthy environment.

New Horizons Spacecraft

After a journey of more than nine years and five billion kilometres, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft finally arrived at the dwarf planet Pluto. Horizons made its closest approach on 14th July, making the first ever close-up study of this icy, distant world. We take a look at photos from the Horizons spacecraft as well as of Horizons itself.

Gene therapy treatment for Cystic Fibrosis

New treatments may be possible by 2020 - researchers have suggested that a new combination treatment could stop the damage before it causes problems. CF is a genetic condition of the lungs. Difficulty in breathing & a persistent cough are common symptoms for most people with CF.

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