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This artist's impression shows the dust torus around a super-massive black hole. Black holes lurk at the centers of active galaxies. The jets emanating from the black hole send neutrinos hurtling into space. ESA/NASA/the AVO project/Paolo Padovani hide caption

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A 4 Billion Light-Year Journey Ends At The South Pole

Ghostly particles called neutrinos can travel nearly unimpeded across the universe. For the first time, physicists have been able to pinpoint the origin of a powerful neutrino.

Rhombus Now Body Hound
Yes and No Chris Greco

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Tired Of Tiny Seats And No Legroom On Flights? Don't Expect It To Change

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Cover Me Rogue Wave
Steelism-The Intoxicating Sounds of Pedal Steel & Guitar Jeremy Fetzer
Stuck in the Middle With You [From Reservoir Dogs] Stealers Wheel
If You Will Oscar Collin

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A 4 Billion Light-Year Journey Ends At The South Pole

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Heavy Light Via Luna
Right Time, Right Place Tomo Fijita
Artery Brontide
Two Versions Of Tomorrow Eleanor Friedberger
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Embattled FBI Agent Peter Strzok Clashes With GOP In Raucous Hearing

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Ruben Garcia (center), director of the Annunciation House, speaks with migrant parents on June 26, 2018, in El Paso, Texas. Matt York/AP hide caption

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Trump Officials Struggle To Meet Deadlines Even As More Migrant Families Reunited

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Corners Square Peg Round Hole
Aeon Kusanagi
Willow Weep for Me Charlie Persip

A public telephone booth in Asmara, Eritrea. Ethiopians and Eritreans are calling each other this week as phone lines that had been dormant for decades came to life. Thomas Mukoya/Reuters hide caption

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'I Am Calling Randomly To Say Hi': Eritreans, Ethiopians Phone Each Other Amid Thaw

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Eastside Bulldog Todd Snider