Science

Dormant black hole ‘awakens’ to devour star

Dormant black hole ‘awakens’ to devour star

PARIS — Scientists reported on Wednesday (June 22) that they witnessed in unprecedented detail a star being ripped to shreds and devoured by a dormant supermassive black hole.

Likely ancestor of mystery 'hobbit' found

Likely ancestor of mystery 'hobbit' found

PARIS — Half-sized humans who lived 700,000 years ago were almost certainly the ancestors of enigmatic "hobbits" whose fossils were found on the same Indonesian isle in 2003,...