Is there life in Venus?

An international team of researchers led by Jane Greaves from Cardiff University has spotted phosphine, a rare and toxic gas, in the atmosphere of Venus suggesting that it may be home to alien life. They reported their findings in an article published in Nature Astronomy today. The sheer quantity of phosphine found on Venus cannot be…

ARM taken over by Nvidia

ARM Holdings, a UK-based computer chip designer, is at the heart of most smartphones, and other devices are being sold to the American graphics chip specialist Nvidia for £31.2bn ($40bn). Nvidia has promised to keep the business based in the UK, to hire more staff, and to retain Arm’s brand and create “ the premier…

Corn Moon in the UK

The night sky in the UK will be dominated by the September Corn Moon, which will appear full for about three days from Monday evening through Thursday morning. The moon officially reached its peak at 6.22 am this morning but will continue to shine brightly in the sky this evening and Thursday evening as well.…

UK slips to 47th place globally in Broadband speed

Annual rankings of global broadband speed based on 557 million tests conducted across 221 countries and compiled by Cable.co.uk showed it typically takes twice as long as to download a film in the UK than the average for Western Europe, as the UK has fallen 13 places to 47th, down from 34th a year ago.…

Apple now a $2tn company

Apple has become the first US company to be valued at $2tn (£1.5tn) on the stock market within two years after becoming the world’s first trillion-dollar company in 2018. Its share price soared to $467.77 on Wednesday midmorning trading to push it over the $2tn mark.  The only other company to reach the $2tn mark…

Full Moons of 2020

2nd September’s full moon at 6:22 am, is usually known as the Harvest Moon, because it is the full moon that falls closest to the September equinox. This year, however, it will be known as the Full Corn Moon, as the first of two full moons to fall in October is closest to the first…

Now Microsoft wants TikTok

Microsoft confirms discussions to acquire China’s ByteDance, TikTok after President Donald Trump threatened it with a sweeping ban. Donald Trump says the government should get a cut from the sale of TikTok’s US unit if an American firm buys it. ByteDance is under pressure to sell its US business after Mr.Trump  Threatened a crackdown on…

Space butterfly captured by Astronomers

Astronomers using the European Southern Observatory’s  (ESO) gigantic telescopein Northern Chile  shot the picture of NGC 28990 a bubble of  gas resembling a butterfly. The “space butterfly” is localted between 3, 000 to 6, 500 light-years away in the.Southern constellation of Vela. NGC 2899’s vast swathes of gas can reach temperatures of over 10, 000 °C.…

Shakuntala Devi : mathematical genius

Indian biopic movie “Shakuntala Devi’s director Anu Menon narrates through the eyes of Shakuntala’s daughter Anupama Banerjee, how a phenomenon was born at the cost of the mother and wife. Shakuntala Devi is a drama about a mother-daughter relationship and beyond portraying Shakuntala Devi as a flawless genius and a flawed person, highlighting the importance…

Ophiuchus throws Zodiac calendar in to chaos

  Ophiuchus, a new star sign  is a thirteenth-star sign as revealed by NASA throws astrological calendar in a mess Ophiuchus named after the ancient Greek for “ snake bearer” comes into line straddling the celestial equator for 18 days between November 29 and December 17  with Scorpio’s window cut to just seven days. Astrological…