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Scientists Verify Existence Of Orbiting Supermassive Black Holes

Scientists Verify Existence Of Orbiting Supermassive Black Holes

Scientists at The University of New Mexico have proven that supermassive black holes that orbit galaxies exist, and this could help tell us how galaxies form. UNM Department of Physics & Astronomy graduate student Karishma Bansal is the first-author on the paper, ‘Constraining the Orbit of the Supermassive Black Hole Binary 0402+379’, recently published in The Astrophysical Journal. She, along ... Read More »

NASA denies claim by hackers that it has discovered alien life

NASA denies claim by hackers that it has discovered alien life

NASA was forced to repudiate viral reporting from several media outlets that the space agency was preparing to announce the discovery of alien life. Thomas Zurbuchen, the associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate—who was heavily quoted in the Anonymous video—spoke out on Monday to confirm that NASA isn’t sitting on what is potentially the biggest space discovery ever. Contrary ... Read More »

Kelowna woman charged with threatening Premier Christy Clark

Kelowna woman charged with threatening Premier Christy Clark

Special prosecutor has approved charges against Pavla Janeckova of Kelowna. Charges of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm have been approved against a woman who is said to have threated Premier Christy Clark and current Speaker of the House Steve Thomson. The B.C. Prosecution Service (BCPS) announced Tuesday that two charges of uttering threats had been approved against ... Read More »

Scientists identify extinction event among marine megafauna

Scientists identify extinction event among marine megafauna

Scientists have discovered an ancient mass extinction event of large marine animals that was partially triggered by changes in the ocean that could endanger modern sea species. According to a new research led by Dr. Catalina Pimiento of the University of Zurich, big marine life may be more vulnerable to changes in the climate than previously known. The study – ... Read More »

Hacktivist group Says NASA Is About to Announce Evidence of Alien Life

Hacktivist group Says NASA Is About to Announce Evidence of Alien Life

NASA is about to announce it has uncovered alien life, according to mysterious hacking group Anonymous. The internet collective posted on YouTube a video that said “NASA says aliens are coming!” Anonymous, the same unidentifiable amorphous keyboard jockeys that brought you online social justice warfare and a series of takedowns of corporate and government websites, now purportedly brings netizens the ... Read More »

Three dead, including two children, in Mississauga crash

Three dead, including two children, in Mississauga crash

Three people, an adult and two children, are dead following a two-car collision late Sunday night in Mississauga, police say. It happened just before 11 p.m. Sunday on Winston Churchill Blvd. between North Service Rd. and the QEW. Two boys, aged four and 12, traveling in a vehicle with three other passengers were transported to hospital but later died. An ... Read More »

Scientists create insulators for long lasting electronics (research)

Scientists create insulators for long lasting electronics

In the world of electronics, where the quest is always for smaller and faster units with infinite battery life, topological insulators (TI) have tantalizing potential. In a paper published today in “Science Advances,” Jing Shi, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of California, Riverside, and colleagues at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Arizona State University report ... Read More »

China suspends Weibo video and audio services, Report

China suspends Weibo video and audio services, Report

Chinese regulator, The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT), has ordered the closure of video streaming services on three Internet platforms, Sina Weibo, Ifeng and Acfun. The regulatory ban could disrupt a revival for Weibo that’s getting underway. The messaging service controlled by Sina Corp. has turned to video streaming over the past year to rejuvenate ... Read More »

Scientists find massive disk-shaped dead galaxy

Scientists find massive disk-shaped dead galaxy

Hubble Space Telescope captures a massive, fast-spinning dead disk galaxy. It stopped making stars only a few billion years after the Big Bang. Finding such a galaxy early in the history of the universe challenges the current understanding of how massive galaxies form and evolve, say scientists. When Hubble photographed the galaxy, astronomers expected to see a chaotic ball of ... Read More »

Asteroid hitting Earth very much possible, Say Experts

Asteroid hitting Earth very much possible, Say Experts

A leading astrophysicist has warned of the danger that unexpected asteroids pose to our planet, and classified the threat not as a matter of if, but when. Professor Alan Fitzsimmons from the University’s Astrophysics Research Centre has said it is a case of when an asteroid collision will happen, rather than if it will happen. Joined by scientist Brian Cox ... Read More »