All I can say, is about time. http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/stories/black-holes-cannot-actually-exist-according-to-mathematical-proof Actually, I can say much more than that. Black holes have long been (and continue to be) the get-out-of-jail clause by 2nd class scientists. Instead of saying "We don't know everything", they've long created this magical black hole to hide their limited knowledge. It's like creating God's hand because you don't understand something. And then, because the black hole theory wasn't stacking up to mathematical science, they then went totally wild and claimed there must be parallel universes, etc, & etc. This fiction didn't even get questioned, because the "great" Hawkins was on board. The black hole fable is hardly dead, lets not pretend otherwise. The fictional science community aren't going to readily give up the religion without a fight. But it is the first scientific clink in the religion's armour. And it's about time.