Turns out Twinkies do not last forever and may produce scientifically confusing mold
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Turns out Twinkies do not last forever and may produce scientifically confusing mold

The urban legend that Hostess Twinkies last forever if left unopened is one of the more pervasive food myths surrounding preservatives, shelf life, and snacks that might survive the apocalypse.  It is also patently untrue. While a Twinkie may still be edible a few days (or weeks, if you’re brave) …

How black holes can spaghettify stars that fall too close
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How black holes can spaghettify stars that fall too close

Spaghettification sounds like a particularly unpleasant thing to happen to pretty much anything that isn’t a lump of pasta dough. Now imagine it happening to a star. That’s precisely what astronomers around the world observed over a six-month period when a black hole stretched and ripped apart a star that …

How breeders bring out the best in new apples
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How breeders bring out the best in new apples

This year, Cornell University released three new apple varieties: the scab-resistant Cordera, the crisp and mild Pink Luster, and the complexly flavored Firecracker. Collectively, they’re a culmination of decades of work by apple breeders, who are out in orchards around the world, testing out apple trees by the thousands to …

Haunting Hubble image depicts a region where new stars are born
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Haunting Hubble image depicts a region where new stars are born

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope grabbed a beautiful, haunting image of a gaseous “stellar nursery” that the space agencies published Friday. In this image we can see what’s known as Free-floating Evaporating Gaseous Globule (frEGGs), dark and compact globules of dust and gas, surrounded by a bubble of hot, ionized …

Haunting Hubble image depicts a region where new stars are born
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Haunting Hubble image depicts a region where new stars are born

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope grabbed a beautiful, haunting image of a gaseous “stellar nursery” that the space agencies published Friday. In this image we can see what’s known as Free-floating Evaporating Gaseous Globule (frEGGs), dark and compact globules of dust and gas, surrounded by a bubble of hot, ionized …

How breeders bring out the best in new apples
agriculture

How breeders bring out the best in new apples

This year, Cornell University released three new apple varieties: the scab-resistant Cordera, the crisp and mild Pink Luster, and the complexly flavored Firecracker. Collectively, they’re a culmination of decades of work by apple breeders, who are out in orchards around the world, testing out apple trees by the thousands to …

How black holes can spaghettify stars that fall too close
black holes

How black holes can spaghettify stars that fall too close

Spaghettification sounds like a particularly unpleasant thing to happen to pretty much anything that isn’t a lump of pasta dough. Now imagine it happening to a star. That’s precisely what astronomers around the world observed over a six-month period when a black hole stretched and ripped apart a star that …

How breeders bring out the best in new apples
agriculture

How breeders bring out the best in new apples

This year, Cornell University released three new apple varieties: the scab-resistant Cordera, the crisp and mild Pink Luster, and the complexly flavored Firecracker. Collectively, they’re a culmination of decades of work by apple breeders, who are out in orchards around the world, testing out apple trees by the thousands to …

Haunting Hubble image depicts a region where new stars are born
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Haunting Hubble image depicts a region where new stars are born

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope grabbed a beautiful, haunting image of a gaseous “stellar nursery” that the space agencies published Friday. In this image we can see what’s known as Free-floating Evaporating Gaseous Globule (frEGGs), dark and compact globules of dust and gas, surrounded by a bubble of hot, ionized …

How black holes can spaghettify stars that fall too close
black holes

How black holes can spaghettify stars that fall too close

Spaghettification sounds like a particularly unpleasant thing to happen to pretty much anything that isn’t a lump of pasta dough. Now imagine it happening to a star. That’s precisely what astronomers around the world observed over a six-month period when a black hole stretched and ripped apart a star that …