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Science News Articles for Saturday, September 20 2014
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Chimpanzees may be natural born killers

When rival communities of chimps interact, death is often the result. That may not sound out of the ordinary in the human world, but it's quite unusual for other animals -- other than chimps, we seem to be the only ones who go to war. But while some researchers have argued that chimpanzees evolved to fight their rivals, others have maintained that the chimp wars we've witnessed are caused by human intervention.

Strange little galaxy hosts enormous black hole, astronomers say

Sometimes big surprises come wrapped in tiny galactic packages. That’s the strange find from a team of astronomers who discovered an enormous supermassive black hole in a very unlikely place: at the center of an ultracompact dwarf galaxy.