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There's Nothing New Under the Sun... But Wait...

A scene from Disney's 1979 movie 'The Black Hole'
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Remember that embargoed science desk story I mentioned earlier? I can say what it's about now, but I think I'll make you guess. Here's a hint: Take a look at the picture to the left.

Give up? That's a robot from the 1979 Disney movie The Black Hole. And NPR Science Correspondent Richard Harris has a story tonight about what makes black holes work. Richard says magnetism enables black holes to eat anything. Would that we were so lucky.