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October 28, 2017 2:35 AM First Rock From Outside the Solar System Sails Past Earth

Astronomers were stunned to see the first known object flung through our cosmic neighborhood from interstellar space. A/2017 U1 is most likely of interstellar origin. Approaching from above, it was closest to the sun on September 9. Traveling at 27 miles per second (44 kilometers per second), the comet is headed away from Earth and the sun on its way out of the solar 173

October 27, 2017 3:00 PM 14 Questions Stranger Things Still Needs to Answer After Season 2

Questions about the universe's unknowable mysteries could fill a lifetime. But the second season of Stranger Things that dropped Friday is infinitely more interesting. Once season 1 ended, the many mysteries of the Netflix series captivated the internet. Luckily season 2 had plenty of gratifying answers. We learned a lot more about the vast world the Duffer 210

October 27, 2017 2:27 PM 'Alien' rock could be first confirmed object from outside our solar system

The 400m object has an unusual orbit that scientists say could only have come from beyond our neighbourhood. Moving between stars and occasionally passing through other solar systems, it is something scientists have long believed to exist. "This is the first such detection," said Paul Chodas, head of the Centre for Near Earth Object Studies. He said that while 133

October 27, 2017 1:31 PM Taylor Swift's "Ready For It" Introduces the World to Naked Robot Taylor Swift

At some point in her decade-long transformation from ebulliently cherubic country singer to bona fide pop icon whose face, for some godforsaken reason, currently adorns every UPS truck in the lower 48, the Taylor Swift music video release underwent a shift, too, from perfunctory buzz-generating duty to honest-to-God cultural event that briefly breaks 163

October 26, 2017 2:47 PM NVIDIA Unveils GeForce GTX 1070 Ti: $449, Available for Preorders Today

This morning, NVIDIA is finally unveiling the speculation-consumed open secret that is the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti. Based on the same GP104 GPU as its GTX 1080 and 1070 siblings, this Pascal-based card comes late in the year, with NVIDIA’s last major consumer card launch in March (GTX 1080 Ti). While the card is not shipping at this time, it is available 144

October 23, 2017 7:43 PM Stephen Hawking's Ph.D. Thesis Crashes Cambridge Site After It's Posted Online

Stephen Hawking, seen here with Isaac Newton's Principia, is allowing his doctoral thesis to be provided without charge online. Interest in "Properties of Expanding Universes" is at an all-time high: Stephen Hawking's doctoral thesis of that name has crashed Cambridge University's open-access repository on the first day the document was posted online 150

October 18, 2017 10:03 PM Sheeran cancels parts of Asian tour, S'pore shows unaffected

British singer Ed Sheeran has cancelled several shows on his Asian tour, after it was revealed that he fractured his wrist and elbow in a bicycle accident earlier this week. In an Instagram post yesterday, the 26-year-old said the injuries will leave him unable to perform live concerts for the immediate future. "Sadly, this means that the following shows 141

October 16, 2017 2:22 PM Dead star merger ripples across space

Scientists have detected the warping of space generated by the collision of two dead stars, or neutron stars. They have confirmed that such mergers lead to the production of the gold and platinum that exists in the Universe. The measurement of the gravitational waves given off by this cataclysmic event was made on 17 August by the LIGO-VIRGO Collaboration 163

October 9, 2017 3:18 AM Samsung haunted by its past; Galaxy Duos explodes in shirt pocket, incident caught on video

'Smartphone' and 'explosion' have been increasingly featuring in the same sentence. Another incident has been reported from Indonesia where a man's shirt caught fire after the phone in his pocket exploded. Luckily, the man was quick enough to get the shirt out on time. However, all this was captured on a CCTV. The incident happened inside a Hotel in Semarang 78

October 7, 2017 4:25 AM Ron Smith Care Centre celebrates diversity

In September South Africa celebrated the country’s rich diversity in art, history, customs, traditions, language and food. Weeks before the heritage celebrations at Ron Smith Care Centre, residents made headbands designed with their names and countries of the origin. Although the majority of residents are South Africans, the celebrations also boasted 154