How to make any headline more exciting... add zombies
Astroboffins have spotted a galaxy cluster that's breaking all the cosmic rules, including coming back to life to spawn stars at an enormous rate. The Phoenix cluster is spewing out the celestial bodies at the highest rate ever observed for the middle of a galaxy cluster; it's the most powerful producer of X-rays of any known …
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Thursday 16th August 2012 11:58 GMT Jediben
HOLLY: As it transpired, there weren't any Black Holes.
RIMMER: But you saw them -- you saw them on the monitor.
HOLLY: They weren't Black Holes.
RIMMER: What were they?
HOLLY: Grit. Five specks of grit on the scanner-scope. See, the thing
about grit is, it's black, and the thing about scanner-scopes...
Thursday 16th August 2012 12:11 GMT Bonce
Thursday 16th August 2012 14:18 GMT m0r1arty
Thursday 16th August 2012 14:21 GMT diodesign
Re: You guys employing the old NotW writers now?
Someone once branded me a News of the World journo and I took it as a compliment.
In all seriousness, we've always used boffin and we always will. It's a term of endearment. You have to be seriously clever to be a boffin, though, with some kind of doctorate in a real science.
Otherwise you're just an egghead.
Thursday 16th August 2012 15:16 GMT The last doughnut
Friday 17th August 2012 00:21 GMT Mephistro
Re: Just a thought
Or suppose that it's just a black hole having trouble with his bowels from having swallowed too much of that ethanol formed in gas clouds and planetary surfaces. Seriously, it even fits with the self-limiting cycles*. I mean: Bilge drinking -> puking all over the place -> the next morning's hangover -> repentance and remorse -> next galactic weekend ... and the cycle restarts.
Where is my Nobel prize?
Self-Limiting cycles: Obviously these are bicycles with their baskets full of bricks. Don't know WTF they are doing in a black hole, though.