EGO/VIRGO COLLABORATION/PERCIBALLIThe LIGO-Virgo collaboration runs some of the most exquisite scientific instruments ever built Scientists have discovered an astronomical object that has never been observed before. It is more massive than collapsed stars, known as “neutron stars”, but has less mass than black holes. Such “black neutron stars” were notContinue Reading

‘Possibility of life’: scientists map Saturn’s exotic moon Titan Scientists on Monday unveiled the first global geological map of Saturn’s moon Titan including vast plains and dunes of frozen organic material and lakes of liquid methane, illuminating an exotic world considered a strong candidate in the search for life beyondContinue Reading

Even the ultra-wealthy can get skittish about dropping $50 million on a boat, so superyacht salesmen like Thom Conboy are having to do more hand-holding these days. A checklist of global challenges — including the U.S. trade war with China, a messy Brexit and Germany teetering on recession — hasContinue Reading

$28,000 Electric SUV to Lead China’s Charge Into European Market: A $28,000 sport utility vehicle looks set to become the first Chinese entrant in Europe’s electric-car market, betting its competitive price will help draw customers away from the likes of Volkswagen AG and Tesla Inc. Shanghai-based automaker Aiways has securedContinue Reading

Qatar Airways, JAL among suitors for Malaysia Airlines Three international carriers have put in bids to buy a strategic stake in the ailing Malaysian carrier, Malaysia Airlines, according to a report published on Saturday by business weekly The Edge Malaysia. Malaysia’s government said on Tuesday that sovereign fund Khazanah NasionalContinue Reading

Two of three polio viruses eradicated in ‘historic’ step: WHO -The World Health Organization. The World Health Organization welcomed an “historic step” toward a polio-free world on Thursday as an expert panel certified that the second of three types of the crippling virus has been eradicated globally. The announcement byContinue Reading

Facebook faces legal fight over facial recognition Image copyrightREUTERSImage captionFacebook should have done more to tell people it was collecting facial data, say Illinois users A US court has thrown out an attempt by Facebook to stop legal action over the way it collected images of people’s faces. The caseContinue Reading