UK introduces new fast-track visa to attract top scientists
Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 11:45 AM
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced a new fast-track visa to attract more of the world's best scientists to the U.K. in hopes of creating a global science "superpower." Johnson paired the announcement of the Global Talent route program with a pledge of 300 million pounds ($392 million) for research into advanced mathematics.
Scientists behind first image of black hole awarded $3m prize
Friday, September 6, 2019, 6:41 PM
Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) team of researchers responsible for the first real image of a black hole has won a $3-million award 'Breakthrough Prize' in fundamental physics. The image took 347 astrophysicists across 60 institutions in 20 different countries and eight high-powered telescopes to be captured. The black hole is at the galaxy M87's centre, 55 million light-years from Earth.
Scientists Say Earth Was Struck by an Interstellar Object 5 Years Ago
Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 6:36 PM
A pair of Harvard researchers have proposed that a meteor that collided with Earth's atmosphere in January 2014 had come from outside the Solar System. This claim comes after astronomers in 2017 discovered the first known interstellar object in our Solar System, a cigar-shaped object named 'Oumuamua'. The duo said that after 'Oumuamua's' discovery, finding more interstellar objects was expected.