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What does a black hole sound like? NASA has an answer
A bounty of black holes surround the Sagittarius A supermassive black hole which lies at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy.

NASA began "sonifying" its famous photos of outer space to help people who are visually impaired enjoy the images. Recently, it recreated the sound of a black hole 240 million light-years away.

(Image credit: NASA/CXC/Columbia Univ./C. Hailey et al.)

- Jacky Habib
Ethiopia set a world record for displacements in a single year: 5.1 million in 2021
People who fled from fighting in Ethiopia gather in a temporary internally displaced people camp to receive first bags of wheat from the World Food Programme. Ethiopia saw a record 5.1 million displacements in 2021.

The war there is responsible — and makes it difficult just to assess the scale of displacement. Details are in a new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre.

(Image credit: Amanuel Sileshi /AFP via Getty Images)

- Matt Adams
Teachers, how are you coping in the aftermath of the Texas shooting in Uvalde?
A makeshift memorial for the shooting victims outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Friday.

NPR would like to hear from teachers around the country about how they are feeling in the aftermath of the latest school shooting. We may contact you for an upcoming story.

(Image credit: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images)

- Nick Roll
Like The Linda Lindas, this teen girl band in Benin makes you dance — and think
Star Feminine Band in Paris.

The 7-member band hails from a conservative part of the country. They sing about female genital cutting, child marriage and gender equality. And they rock.

(Image credit: Jean-Baptiste Guillot/BornBadRecords )



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