At least 16 people are dead and hundreds missing after a landslide in central Sri Lanka. —> Read More Here
The ‘Fertility Genius’ statue (pictured) was found on a Roman site in Papcastle, Cockermouth and is said to be in in ‘amazing’ condition. The site was uncovered following floods in 2009. —> Read More Here
Samsung vows to revamp its smartphones after profits plummet 60%: Poor sales and competition from Apple has led to a three-year low
Compared to a record-high of £6 billion ($9.5 billion) in 2013, the South Korean company achieved £2.5 billion ($3.8 billion) profits for July to September this year. —> Read More Here
Boyd Bushman revealed information on UFOs and ET visitation during an interview shortly before his death. Bushman, who died on August 7th, worked at L… —> Read More Here
Offtime (pictured) was developed by Berlin-based Alexander Steinhart and lets users customise connectivity – limiting app usage, calls and texts. It also reveals how much time is spent on apps. —> Read More Here
A population of Hood Island giant tortoises, which once dwindled to just over a dozen, has recovered on the Galapagos island of Española, says a team of scientists led by Prof James Gibbs of the State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry. The Hood Island giant tortoise (Chelonoidis hoodensis or Chelonoidis [...] —> Read More Here
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) — Could Martian bacteria become a public health menace? Could alien organisms become environmental hazards? Yes and no, experts say. —> Read More Here
An animation showing the new supernova in the galaxy M61 photographed on October 30, 2014 paired with an older archive photo Credit: Ernesto Guido, Martino Nicolini, Nick Howes
I sat straight up in my seat when I learned of the discovery of a possible new supernova in the bright Virgo galaxy M61. Since bright usually means close, this newly exploding star may soon become visible in smaller telescopes. It was discovered at magnitude +13.6 on October 29th by Koichi Itagaki of Japan who holds the supernova discovery record with 94 discoveries or co-discoveries to his credit. Itagaki used a CCD camera and 19.6-inch (0.50-m) reflector to spy the new star within one of the galaxy’s prominent spiral arms. Comparison with earlier photos showed no star at the position. Itagaki also nabbed an earlier supernova in M61 in December 2008.
The possible supernova in the bright galaxy M61 in Virgo is located 40″ east and 7″ south of the galaxy’s core at right ascension (RA) 12 h 22′, declination (Dec) +4º 28′ It’s currently magnitude +13.4 and visible in the morning sky before dawn in 8-inch and larger telescopes. Credit: Ernesto Guido, Martino Nicolini, —> Read More Here
Under the CJS spending bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee in June but derailed by election-year politics that had nothing to do with space, NASA would get $17.9 billion for 2015, some $250 million more than in 2014.
The UNDERWATER sports car: £1.2 million submarine inspired by James Bond’s Lotus glides along the seabed at 75mph
The submarine car claims to be the only vehicle that drives as easily below the waves as it does across land and is available from US-based online retailer Hammacher Schlemmer. —> Read More Here