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Coisiche (2000870) writes "Breaking news on the BBC news site reports the death of Sir Patrick Moore, renowned broadcaster and astronomer who will probably be most familiar to UK readers. He might be known outside of the UK for being the presenter of the long running TV show, "The Sky at Night".
When I was growing up just about every space related news I saw was presented by him. As well some of his books on astronomy I also read a series of fictional books he wrote for a juvenile audience that featured some travels around the solar system." Link to Original Source top
Coisiche (2000870) writes "Observation of a pair of white dwarfs in a tight orbit provide further supporting proof for Einstein's gravitywaves. Given how well his theories have held up to tests you have to wonder how anyone could have thought that CERN's superluminal neutrinos would be anything other than experimental error." Link to Original Source top
The article is short on detail about what their fake sites were called but I'd have to say I'd be a bit suspicious if I thought I was on Wikipedia (which is named as an example) and got invited to try a competition. The only hard fact presented is that someone was conned out of 63 pounds sterling while thinking they were accessing YouTube." Link to Original Source top
Coisiche (2000870) writes "To address the many responses to the original findings, the OPERA team who were perplexed by the results first time round are starting a new and improved version of their experiment launching neutrinos in Switzerland and detecting them in Italy.
Coisiche (2000870) writes "A study indicates that the public supports the principle of geo-engineering to reverse unfavourable changes. Perhaps it really just indicates that they believe in "magic" fixes and don't give any consideration to "what could possibly go wrong"." Link to Original Source top
Coisiche (2000870) writes "iPad owners in most of Europe can now access a BBC iPlayer (I wonder why Apple have never pulled them over on that name) with an iPad app. It does seem that the headline writer was maybe a bit premature in using the word "global" though." Link to Original Source top
Coisiche (2000870) writes "As the UK branch of Murdoch's empire is subjected to increasing comdemnation as new allegations emerge, the BBC has a Q&A page. suitable for those seeking a summary of the story." Link to Original Source