FACTS OF THE DAY

27 May 2017

For the first time, astronomers have witnessed a star disappear without trace into a black hole.

newatlas.com

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US scientists in Cuba have observed snakes hunting in packs for the first time.

atlasobscura.com

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A new motorcycle made of wood runs on algae oil.

newatlas.com

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A team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has designed easy-to-pack flat pasta that transforms into the familiar curly shapes on contact with water.

newatlas.com

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The Texas Senate has approved a bill making it legal to shoot wild pigs and coyotes from hot air balloons.

kxan.com

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A Chinese energy company in Carbon County, Wyoming is offering free tuition to retrain local coal miners as wind farmers.

qz.com