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New gravity waves hit Earth after record-breaking trip through space

Gravitational waves produced by the birth of a massive black hole, a record-breaking billions of light-years from Earth, have been detected by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO). The waves were generated when two smaller black holes collided and then merged to form a larger black hole with a mass about fifty times larger than our sun's.

Read more about the new gravity waves discovery here.

Out through the window: Crystal structure reveals details of nonstandard RNA transcription (21 August 2017)

Graduate student Ericka Reed awarded Gilliam Fellowship by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (16 August 2017)

Viruses up their game in arms race with immune system (14 August 2017)

Labeed Almani to Represent Penn State’s Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Summer Commencement 2017 (9 August 2017)

New, more sensitive sensor for evaluating drug safety (3 August 2017)

Three Penn State researchers receive scientific grants from Kaufman Foundation (3 August 2017)

Antibodies may reveal timing of previous influenza infection (31 July 2017)

Postdoc Society names 2017 Outstanding Mentor and Outstanding Postdoc awardees (24 July 2017)

Newly Described Algae Species Toughens Up Corals to Endure Warming Oceans (14 July 2017)

Malaria parasites sense and adapt to their host’s nutritional status (5 July 2017)

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