Why we keep scanning the skies for signs of alien intelligence

December 24, 2017

The search for alien life persists, but how near are we to procuring life on other planets and will we ever answer the question are we alone? In less than an hour, the decision was cleared. It was 2 December and Avi Loeb, an astronomy prof at Harvard, was with Yuri Milner, the Russian billionaire and the founding fathers of Breakthrough Listen, a ‘Oumuamua. The firstly known visitor from another…

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K-pop singer Jonghyun’s death turns spotlight on pressures of stardom

December 22, 2017

Kim Jong-hyun, who perished in hospital on Monday, said he seemed ruined from inside in note made publicly available daylight after his death A harrowing observe left by the K-pop singer Kim Jong-hyun, who has died in infirmary in Seoul on Monday after he was find unconscious in his apartment. Better known as Jonghyun, he had attracted a huge following in his native country and across Asia both as a…

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Matt Damon, stop #damonsplaining. You don’t understand sexual harassment | Hannah Jane Parkinson

December 21, 2017

If youre from a group that has never been suppressed for reasons of name you dont know what it feels like. The performer should know when to shut up, writes Guardian sponsor Hannah Jane Parkinson Oh, Matt Damon. Where did it all go wrong? Well, almost everywhere. Damon is currently the focus of a mixture of derision, feeling and disbelief after he made, in the gap of three days, numerou…

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Astronomers to check interstellar body for signs of alien technology

December 14, 2017

Green Bank telescope in West Virginia will listen for radio signals from Oumuamua, an objective from another solar system Astronomers are to use one of the world’s largest telescopes to check a cigar-shaped mas which was first distinguished in the solar system in October. The figure arrived from interstellar space and reached a peak race of 196,000 mph as it cleaned past the sun. Scientists on the Breakthrough Listen project,…

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‘Not ashamed’: dolphin hunters of Taiji break silence over film The Cove

December 14, 2017

Members of the insignificant Japanese community, which was denigrated in the 2009 documentary, speak to the Guardian about fishing and their unique way of life Taiji is still in darkness when a dozen adults gather at the quayside and heated themselves over a brazier. While the rest of the town sleeps, they sip from cans of sizzling coffee, smoke cigarettes and talk in hushed tones. As soon as the sunshine…

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Macron awards US scientists grants to move to France in defiance of Trump

December 12, 2017

Frances president accolades millions of euros to 18 American researchers to migrate in effort to counter Donald Trump on the climate change front Eighteen climate scientists from the US and elsewhere have hit the jackpot as France’s president, Trump certified he would withdraw the US from the Paris environment accord. More than 5,000 parties from about 100 countries expressed interest in the grants. Most of the applicants- and 13 of…

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres with tribute to late Carrie Fisher

December 12, 2017

Writer-director Rian Johnson establishes screening recollecting actor who died last year after finishing work on the film The recent- and many joyous supporters are saying the best- communique from a galaxy far, far gone has opened with a poignant tribute to its forgotten princess Carrie Fisher, who died last year soon after finishing filming her final appearance as Leia. Speaking in LA, Rian Johnson, the writer and lead of the…

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Kansas’s ravaged economy a cautionary tale as Trump plans huge tax cuts for rich

December 12, 2017

Kansas trounced taxes at the top is striving to spur increment but the programme debilitated the states commerces and supported disastrous for its Republican governor Is Kansas. At the end of a switching, the sweat-soaked vests, tattered the working day in a facility without air conditioning, are passed to the next party by patrols, many of whom are coming off 12 – or 16 -hour shifts. Jail cadres designed to…

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Al Franken resigns from Senate over sexual misconduct allegations

December 10, 2017

Minnesota Democrat grows highest ranking legislator to step down in wake of preparing accusations against humanities in Hollywood, media and politics Senator Al Franken announced his departure on Thursday, growing the highest-ranking US politician hitherto to step down in the aftermath of widen allegations of sex mismanagement against strong people in Hollywood, Silicon Valley, the media and politics. Speaking on the Senate floor, Franken, who said he would quit in…

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Bryan Singer joins Kevin Spacey and the rest of sleazy Hollywoods usual suspects

December 8, 2017

The film director has been fired from its most recent Queen biopic, but as with all the other cases of bother, bullying and poison masculinity, what took Tinseltown so long? Round up the usual doubts, the public screamed, as Hollywood have committed themselves to scavenge all the sexual harassers, bullies and general a few examples of noxiou manlines out of its wardrobe. This turned out to be even easier than…

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