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Study offers best evidence yet of an intermediate-mass black hole

Study offers best evidence yet of an intermediate-mass black hole

Science
June 18 (UPI) -- New data discovered by astronomers at the University of New Hampshire's Space Science Center offers the best evidence yet of the existence of intermediate-mass black holes, or IMBHs. Astronomers finally caught the elusive object devouring a star that drifted too close. Researchers imaged the consumption event using three different X-ray observatories, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory, as well as the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton. "We feel very lucky to have spotted this object with a significant amount of high quality data, which helps pinpoint the mass of the black hole and understand the nature of this spectacular event," Dacheng Lin, a research assistant professor at the Space Science Center, said in a news release. "Earlier res...
1982 World Cup All-Star Team: Who were the players voted best in Spain?

1982 World Cup All-Star Team: Who were the players voted best in Spain?

Sports
The 2018 World Cup is just around the corner, so talkSPORT.com are trawling through the archives to relive past tournaments.Today we are taking a look at the 1982 edition; held in Spain and won by Italy, it is widely regarded as one of the last truly great tournaments. You had a brilliant Brazil team headlined by Zico, Socrates and Falcao, and you had the eventual champions dumping them out the finals against all the odds. Hungary equalled the largest ever margin of victory in a World Cup match when they beat El Salvador 10-1, and France and West Germany played out a semi-final regarded by Michel Platini as the ‘most beautiful game’ he ever played in. Platini was one of the stars of the tournament, but who else caught the eye in Spain? The World Cup All-Star Team is named to re...
Harry Redknapp backs Frank Lampard for success as Derby manager was ‘best professional and best trainer I ever came across’

Harry Redknapp backs Frank Lampard for success as Derby manager was ‘best professional and best trainer I ever came across’

Sports
Harry Redknapp has backed Frank Lampard to be a success as a manager following his appointment as Derby County boss.The former Chelsea and England midfielder, who has taken his coaching badges since retiring as a player in early 2017, has penned a three-year deal with the Championship club to succeed Gary Rowett, who left Pride Park earlier this month to join relegated Stoke City. Though he has no experience of senior football management, and is arriving at a club who have ambitions to reach the Premier League following a number of promotion near misses over the last few years, Lampard has been backed to do a good job with Derby. Lampard’s uncle Redknapp, who coached the former midfielder at West Ham, said: “I spoke to Mel Morris when the position became available; I rang him u...
The 50 Best Summer Foods: A State-by-State Guide

The 50 Best Summer Foods: A State-by-State Guide

Health
Corn has been Iowa’s leading crop for 150 years, but most of that is field corn; the sweet stuff, which is full of phytonutrients and fiber, is sold locally at farmers’ markets and roadside stands. To get your fill, head to the West Point Sweet Corn Festival, where hot, buttered sweet corn is free. Trying to cut down on unhealthy saturated fats like butter? Whip up this party-perfect salad from Michael Armstrong of Bodega Negra in New York City: Toss the kernels from 2 grilled ears of corn with a glug of olive oil, a squeeze of lime juice, a pinch of sugar, 1 sliced scallion, 1 tbsp corn nuts, 11/4 tbsp queso fresco, and 1 thin-sliced red chile. Season with salt, transfer to a bowl, and top with another 11/4 tbsp of queso fresco; garnish with a lime wedge, chopped cilantro, and chopped min
These Are the 10 Best Food Cities in the World, According to TripAdvisor

These Are the 10 Best Food Cities in the World, According to TripAdvisor

Health
As food experiences become more important in travel, people are spending significant amounts of time researching what they'll be eating before booking vacations. To track this trend, TripAdvisor gathered information on the top food cities in the world—that is, the tourist destinations where local cuisine is the biggest draw.Rome took the number one spot, with another Italian city, Florence, coming in second. Third was Paris—quelle surprise—and Barcelona and New Orleans rounded out the top five. The list included each city's most-booked "food experience." In Rome, that was a food tour of the Prati district; in Florence, it was a cooking class and market tour at a Tuscan farmhouse. (According to their data, food tours are the fastest growing experiences category on TripAdvisor based on amoun