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Which came first--galaxies or black holes?

LONG BEACH, CALIF.—One of the oddities of the universe revealed over the past decade is that galaxies and the giant black holes at their hubs fit together as if they were made for each other...

January 7, 2009 — George Musser

Are fat bums a sign of good health?

Hey, ladies, been spending hours fretting over your beefy bottoms? Perturbed about your pear-shaped bodes no matter how many lunges you do daily? Don't be.

January 7, 2009 — Lisa Stein

"Love hormone" may also help us recognize faces

Oxytocin, a hormone associated with trust and social bonding, also helps people recognize familiar human faces, according to a new study. Researchers say the findings, published today in The Journal of Neuroscience , could shed light on the causes of mysterious neurological and psychological disorders...

January 7, 2009 — Coco Ballantyne

Did the universe mature at an early age?

LONG BEACH, CALIF.—You might think that the universe 11.5 billion years ago was in a more primitive state than it is today. Barely two billion years had passed since the big bang, our Milky Way galaxy was still taking shape, and billions more years would pass before the sun pulled itself together...

January 7, 2009 — George Musser

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