Astronomers Discover the Closest Known Black Hole

The pair of stars in a system called HR 6819 is so close to us that on a clear night in the Southern Hemisphere, a person might be able to spot them without a telescope. What that stargazer wouldn’t see, though, is the black hole hiding right there in the constellation Telescopium. At just 1,000 light-years away, it is the closest black hole to Earth ever discovered, and it could help scientists find the rest of the Milky Way’s missing black holes. Continue reading Astronomers Discover the Closest Known Black Hole

Go Full Throttle With The New Jacob & Co. X Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon

Jacob & co’s timepieces always combine technical excellence with visual excitement. Sometimes this excitement is created by the use of exquisite gemstones, but Jacob & Co also enjoys creating enticing watches that put never-seen-before complications on center stage. The new Jacob & Co. X Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon, which took almost a year to develop, is precisely that. Continue reading Go Full Throttle With The New Jacob & Co. X Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon

Animal Agriculture Could Cause the Next Public Health Crisis

Covid-19 is a zoonotic virus, meaning it spread to humans from an animals. Scientists aren’t sure which animal spread it to us, though they think snakes or bats might have spread it to us via pangolins. But it’s not just exotic, wild animals that spread diseases. Newe research shows the next global public health crisis could come to us through industrial animal agriculture.

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Study Warns of New Dominant Strain of Coronavirus That Is More Contagious Than Before

A new study conducted by the Los Alamos National Laboratory has identified a new strain of the coronavirus that appears to be more contagious than previous versions that spread during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Angeles Times reports. Continue reading Study Warns of New Dominant Strain of Coronavirus That Is More Contagious Than Before

THE ARMORTRUCK SUV IS AN APOCALYPSE-READY SUPERTRUCK

Specialty subdivisions of BMW and Range Rover offer bulletproof variants of the luxury automakers’ current models, and other aftermarket companies like Brabusand AddArmor go a step further by making donor vehicles damn-near bombproof. But none of those examples look anywhere near as sturdy as the Armortruck SUV. Continue reading THE ARMORTRUCK SUV IS AN APOCALYPSE-READY SUPERTRUCK