A hole in the universe

[Cross posted from KySat online] Not a black hole, not anything, really, University of Minnesota astronomers have discovered a gaping hole in the universe that is nearly a billion light years across, which is "empty of both normal matter such as stars, galaxies and gas, as well as the mysterious, unseen 'dark matter.'"

There is something about nothing that really interests me. And it's just the kind news that theoretical physicist Michio Kaku might use during his ideaFestival presentation.