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How bigger galaxies eat smaller ones

How bigger galaxies eat smaller ones

Astronomers studying the feeding habits of a cosmic cannibal have found how bigger galaxies absorb smaller ones. A team of researchers from Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO) has been studying the Umbrella Galaxy, formally called NGC 4651, and they have found that it is eating a smaller galaxy. It gets its nickname from the wispy “parasol” […]

Man accused of cannibalism murder

Man accused of cannibalism murder

A US man has been accused of killing a woman, dismembering her body and eating part of her corpse, authorities said. Gregory S Hale, 37, was arrested at his home in Coffee County, Tennessee, and is charged with premeditated first-degree murder and abuse of a corpse. District attorney Mickey Layne said a neighbour told police […]

Not guilty? Man holds teen for 10 years… fathers child

Not guilty? Man holds teen for 10 years… fathers child

A man pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that he kidnapped a 15-year-old girl and held her for a decade, forcing her to have sex with him, marry him and give birth to his child. Prosecutors say Isidro Garcia, 41, who had been dating the girl’s mother, drugged and abducted the girl, telling her […]

Teenager Survives ‘Honour’ Killing Attempt

Teenager Survives ‘Honour’ Killing Attempt

An 18-year-old Pakistani woman has survived an attack on her life by relatives angry with her for marrying for love. Saba Maqsood appealed for protection from the authorities after telling how she had been shot and thrown into a canal in the city of Hafizabad, in Punjab province. A local police official said Ms Maqsood […]

NASA`s Hubble captures `most colorful view of the Universe`

NASA`s Hubble captures `most colorful view of the Universe`

Scientists have discovered two new planets orbiting an ancient star near our Sun and one of them may have liquid water on its surface, a key ingredient to support life. An international team of astronomers studied Kapteyn’s Star, the second fastest-moving star in the sky, which is only 13 light years away from Earth. The […]

Cyber-gang stole millions worldwide

Cyber-gang stole millions worldwide

America has revealed more details about the attack by a band of hackers who implanted viruses on hundreds of thousands of computers around the world, seized customers’ bank information and stole more than 100 million dollars (£60m) from businesses and consumers. Announcing charges against the Russian man accused of masterminding the effort, the US Justice […]

Pele’s son gets 33-year sentence

Pele’s son gets 33-year sentence

The son of football legend Pele has been sentenced to 33 years in jail after being convicted of laundering money for a drug gang. But Judge Suzana Pereira said Edson Cholbi do Nascimento, who must surrender his passport to the Sao Paulo court this week, can remain free as he appeals – which can take […]

Solar plane makes inaugural flight

Solar plane makes inaugural flight

London: A revolutionary solar-powered plane, that will try to fly around the world next year, has successfully made its inaugural test flight in Switzerland. The Solar Impulse 2 vehicle lifted off from Payerne aerodrome in Switzerland today and returned two hours later. The single-seater aircraft, with which Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are […]