Why an Animated Flying Cat With a Pop-Tart Body Sold for Almost $600,000 – Slashdot

In the 10 years since Chris Torres created Nyan Cat, an animated flying cat with a Pop-Tart body leaving a rainbow trail, the meme has been viewed and shared across the web hundreds of millions of times. On Thursday, he put a one-of-a-kind version of it up for sale on Foundation, a website for buying and selling digital goods. In the final hour of the auction, there was a bidding war. Nyan Cat was sold to a user identified only by a cryptocurrency wallet number. The price? Roughly $580,000. From a report:
— Read on m.slashdot.org/story/382294

Black Holes May Devour Stars From the Inside, Like Cancer

A team of scientists has a new hunch on where to look to finally find dark matter, the mysterious invisible stuff that appears to make up most of the matter in the universe.

They suspect that it could be taking the form of endoparasitic black holes, according to research shared in the preprint server ArXiv last week, that formed inside of neutron stars and are feasting on them from within. The hypothesis hasn’t yet been confirmed, but if it holds up to scrutiny it could help scientists finally understand what dark matter is and where it came from.
— Read on wordpress.futurism.com/black-holes-devour-stars-inside

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