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2011-07-14 06:25:00

White dwarfs are the burned-out cores of stars like our Sun. Astronomers have discovered a pair of white dwarfs spiraling into one another at breakneck speeds. Today, these white dwarfs are so near they make a complete orbit in just 13 minutes, but they are gradually slipping closer together. About 900,000 years from now - a blink of an eye in astronomical time - they will merge and possibly explode as a supernova. By watching the stars converge, scientists will test both Einstein's general...

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2010-11-16 10:31:47

Sometimes when you're looking for one thing, you find something completely different and unexpected. In the scientific endeavor, such serendipity can lead to new discoveries. Today, researchers who found the first hypervelocity stars escaping the Milky Way announced that their search also turned up a dozen double-star systems. Half of those are merging and might explode as supernovae in the astronomically near future. All of the newfound binary stars consist of two white dwarfs. A white dwarf...

2010-07-22 09:49:00

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has detected a hypervelocity star - a rare phenomenon moving three times faster than our sun. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The star may have been created in a cosmic misstep. A hundred million years ago, a triple-star system was traveling through the bustling center of our Milky Way galaxy when it wandered too close...

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2010-07-22 09:20:00

A hundred million years ago, a triple-star system was traveling through the bustling center of our Milky Way galaxy when it made a life-changing misstep. The trio wandered too close to the galaxy's giant black hole, which captured one of the stars and hurled the other two out of the Milky Way. Adding to the stellar game of musical chairs, the two outbound stars merged to form a super-hot, blue star. This story may seem like science fiction, but astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope...

2007-11-09 12:00:19

After launching its "Eat a Cookie, Save the Oceans" holiday gift program, international ocean conservation group, Oceana, is announcing its partnership with Warren Brown, star of the Food Network's popular baking show, "Sugar Rush," and owner of DC's acclaimed from-scratch bakery, CakeLove. Holiday shoppers can now virtually adopt a marine animal through Oceana's website and receive up to 16 ocean-themed cookie cutters, a baking mitt, an official adoption certificate, ocean facts and a sugar...

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2006-01-27 00:00:00

Cambridge, MA - TV reality show contestants aren't the only ones under threat of exile. Astronomers using the MMT Observatory in Arizona have discovered two stars exiled from the Milky Way galaxy. Those stars are racing out of the Galaxy at speeds of more than 1 million miles per hour - so fast that they will never return. "These stars literally are castaways," said Smithsonian astronomer Warren Brown (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics). "They have been thrown out of their home...

2005-10-20 07:17:17

By Joanne Morrison WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A New Year's resolution a few years ago drove U.S. government litigator Warren Brown to trade the courtroom for the kitchen, reinventing his career and grabbing attention across the United States as the guy who can really bake cakes. After less than two years into his legal career and armed with credit cards, a $125,000 small business loan and no formal culinary training, Brown, 35, founded his bakery, CakeLove, in a trendy part of the U.S....

2005-10-20 07:30:02

By Joanne Morrison WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A New Year's resolution a few years ago drove U.S. government litigator Warren Brown to trade the courtroom for the kitchen, reinventing his career and grabbing attention across the United States as the guy who can really bake cakes. After less than two years into his legal career and armed with credit cards, a $125,000 small business loan and no formal culinary training, Brown, 35, founded his bakery, CakeLove, in a trendy part of the U.S....


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