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Crocodile shark spotted on Devon beach for the first time (Photo)

Crocodile shark spotted on Devon beach for the first time (Photo)

A crocodile shark, a marine creature normally found in deep tropical waters, has been discovered washed up on a beach in Devon, England. Steven Greenfields, who discovered the carcass, is quoted by the Plymouth Herald as saying, “We regularly visit this beach and have never seen anything like this before. My whole family was stunned as the animal had really ... Read More »

Stars regularly ripped apart by black holes in colliding galaxies, says new research

Stars regularly ripped apart by black holes in colliding galaxies, says new research

Scientists based at the University of Sheffield have found evidence that stars are ripped apart by supermassive black holes 100 times more often than previously thought. Until now, such stellar cannibalism – known as Tidal Distruption Events, or TDEs – had only been found in surveys which observed many thousands of galaxies, leading astronomers to believe they were exceptionally rare: ... Read More »

Apple among corporations supporting transgender Gavin Grimm in Supreme Court case

Apple among corporations supporting transgender Gavin Grimm in Supreme Court case

Apple and 52 other major U.S. corporations have signed a legal brief in support of Gavin Grimm, a transgender student whose case involving public bathroom usage rights is being heard by the Supreme Court. Fifty-three companies signed the brief supporting Grimm’s arguments. In Silicon Valley, that list includes Apple, Intel, eBay, LinkedIn, Box, NetApp, PayPal and Yahoo. Amazon and Microsoft ... Read More »

Twitter Turns to Algorithms to Curb Abusive Content

Twitter Turns to Algorithms to Curb Abusive Content

Twitter has announced new updates to its safety features, It will be leveraging its own technology for reducing abusive content, allowing users to have more control over their experience on the microblogging site, and communicating more clearly with them regarding the actions it will take against abusers. In a blog post, the social network announced users will now be able ... Read More »

Brian Cullinan And Martha Ruiz banned from future Oscars after envelope gaffe

Brian Cullinan And Martha Ruiz banned from future Oscars after envelope gaffe

Oscars balloting co-leader Martha Ruiz and her co-worker Brian Cullinan were embroiled in one of the biggest gaffes of The Academy Awards’ history this weekeend. Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz, the two PricewaterhouseCoopers accountants involved in the major Best Picture mixup between “La La Land” and “Moonlight” at the 2017 Oscars, won’t be returning to the ceremony in the future. ... Read More »

Climate Change: Antarctica sets new record high temperature

Climate Change: Antarctica sets new record high temperature

A new record high temperature for Antarctica was set on March 24, 2015, and just recently confirmed by the World Meteorological Organization. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) confirmed Argentina’s Esperanza base recorded a record-high of 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit on March 24, 2015, beating out the previous record-high of 59 at Vanda Station on Jan. 5, 1974. “Verification of maximum and ... Read More »