Astronomers Find Rapidly Growing Black Hole From Early Universe

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This is an artist's impression of a supermassive black hole that is inside the dust-shrouded core of a vigorously star-forming "starburst" galaxy. It will eventually become an extremely bright quasar once the dust is gone. The research team believes that the object, discovered in a Hubble deep-sky survey, could be the evolutionary "missing link" between quasars and starburst galaxies. The dusty black hole dates back to only 750 million years after the Big Bang. (NASA, ESA, N. Bartmann/Newsflash)

Astronomers have identified a rapidly-growing black hole considered a “missing link” in our knowledge of the early universe. Using data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, experts discovered the "monster" body…

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Last Ever Velazquez To Go Under Hammer Sells For Staggering EUR 4.27 Million At Auction

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'Portrait of a Knight' painted by Velazquez that goes up for auction in Madrid. (Newsflash)

A painting by legendary 17th century Spanish artist Diego Velazquez has been sold at auction for a staggering EUR 4.27 million. The remarkably preserved oil painting 'Retrato de caballero' ('Portrait…

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Austrian Experts Solve Mystery Of Origin Of 29,500 Year Old Venus Of Willendorf Figurine

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The auction scene from Hellboy II. (Universal Pictures/Newsflash)

Boffins believe they have discovered the origin of the Venus of Willendorf - an 11-centimetre-tall figurine considered one of the most significant artefacts ever found. The figurine depicts an adult…

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Rare Painting Worth GBP 35 Million Saved From Nazis To Be Sold At Auction By Christies In London

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Franz Marc's painting named The Foxes (1913) which will be auctioned at Christie's in London in England for GBP 35 Million. (Kunstpalast - ARTOTHEK/Newsflash)

A painting which was sold to German-American film director William Dieterle in 1940 to avoid it being destroyed by the Nazis during World War II is set to be auctioned…

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Cats, Dogs And Even Goldfish Now Legally Considered Family Members Under New Laws In Spain

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A dog in Spain, where pets are considered to be a part of the family under the law from 5th January . (Newsflash)

Pets, including cats, dogs and even goldfish, are now considered family members under new laws in Spain with implications regarding shared custody when couples break up. The new law, which…

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Extremely Rare Insect Species Believed Extinct For 130 Years Found In German Forest

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A specimen of rare insect Bittacus hageni, discovered by students during an outdoor zoological excursion in the Leipzig Riverside forest, Germany, in July of this year. (Lisa Hahn/Newsflash)

Specimens from an extremely rare insect species that was believed to have been extinct for 130 years have been found in a German forest. The insect, Bittacus hageni, a type…

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Woman, 43, Who Thought She Had Kidney Stones Finds Out She Is Pregnant In Hospital And Has Baby Hour Later

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Josiane Resende (center) who found out she is pregnant when her bag broke in Ararangua, Santa Catarina, Brazil in October 2021 and gave birth to a baby boy. (@prefeituraararangua/Newsflash)

A 43-year-old woman who went to hospital to be treated for severe abdominal and back pain that she thought was kidney stones was shocked to find she was pregnant, and…

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Three New Ural Owls At Swiss Zoo Reintroducing The Species After They Were Extinct In Austrian Alps For Decades

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The three new Ural Owls that were recently brought to the Zurich Zoo in Switzerland. (Zoo Zurich, Nicole Schnyder/Newsflash)

Three rare owls have found a new home at a Swiss zoo that is reintroducing the nocturnal birds to Austria where they have been considered extinct for decades. There have…

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Hope For Once Extinct Jaguar After Female Released Into Wild After Conservation Efforts

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Arami, a jaguar born in 2018, who was raised in special conditions for three years, without human contact and fed with live prey, was released into the 30-hectare corral.

There may yet still be hope for jaguars in Argentina after this female was released into the wild in a region where they were considered extinct for over 70 years.…

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