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One of The Brightest Stars in Our Sky Is Spinning Nearly Fast Enough to Destroy Itself

For the first time, astronomers have observed a fast-rotating star emitting polarised light, a phenomenon that was first predicted over 50 years ago but has eluded our instruments until now. And based on these findings, they have finally confirmed the crazy spinning rate of Regulus – one of the brightest stars we can see from our planet. To understand what the big deal here is, we need to backtrack just a little bit to understand what polarised light is. Normally, light waves travel in whatever direction they please, hitting and bouncing off objects all around us (which is why we …

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Here’s 13 Things That Make People Dislike You Immediately, According to Science

Everyone’s got a story about how they thought a certain friend was mean the first time they met, but realised later that he or she is actually the nicest person ever. Generally, you’ve only got a few seconds to make someone want to spend more time with you. Everything matters – from your last name to the smell of your sweat (gross, we know). Below, Business Insider rounded up various scientific findings on the traits and behaviours that make people dislike you, both online and in person. 1. Sharing too many photos on Facebook If you’re the kind of person …

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BREAKING: Light Has Been Stored as Sound For The First Time

For the first time ever, scientists have stored light-based information as sound waves on a computer chip – something the researchers compare to capturing lightning as thunder. While that might sound a little strange, this conversion is critical if we ever want to shift from our current, inefficient electronic computers, to light-based computers that move data at the speed of light. Light-based or photonic computers have the potential to run at least 20 times faster than your laptop, not to mention the fact that they won’t produce heat or suck up energy like existing devices. This is because they, in …

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Titanium oxide detected on extrasolar planet

The planet is very close to its parent star. Image Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser For the first time, astronomers have picked up signs of titanium oxide on a distant extrasolar world. The planet in question, WASP-19b, is so close to its parent star that it takes a mere 19 hours to complete a single orbit and its atmosphere is thought to see temperatures of over 2,000 degrees. To learn more about its atmospheric composition, a team of astronomers led by Elyar Sedaghati analyzed the light from the planet as it passed in front of its parent star. They discovered that it …

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Best-Documented UFO Case: Canadas’s Falcon Lake Incident • Latest UFO sightings

As implausible as it may at first have seemed, the extraterrestrial phenomenon appears to be going mainstream today. According to the Canadian UFO Survey, approximately 1,131 reports were officially filed in 2016. Without a doubt, Canada also is considered a hotspot for UFOs. Among the sightings, the Falcon Lake incident has been considered as the best documented alien case so far even if it occurred 50 years ago. Stan Michalak, who was nine years old at that time, recalls an incident that took place in the Falcon Lake in Manitoba on the weekend of 1967 when his dad came home …

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The Ghosts of Searcy State Mental Hospital

   The first ghost story I ever wrote was about Searcy State Hospital in Mount Vernon, Alabama. When I was nothing more than a lowly graduate student, I did my internship there .I fell in love with it’s history and it’s white chipped walls. Everything about this old hospital spoke to me. Before I set foot on hospital grounds, my internship director, Dr. Kay Welsh, told our small group about Searcy’s long and dark history. At the time, I was amazed that a place so steeped in history and tragedy could still be used as a psychiatric hospital.  It was …

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‘Octavia’ is creepy, smart, and geeky: Readers of Catholic fiction love that!

An interview with author Melinda Selmys, whose first novel examines secrets and how they can corrupt. She’s been talking about it for a long time, but author Melinda Selmys has finally written her first novel, and it is a humdinger of a horror story! Octavia, recently released by Vulgata, is a foray into Catholic fiction — a thriller that takes a look at the question of secrets, sins, and accountability. It is creepy, but in a fun way, smart, but in an accessibly way, and geeky, in a punny and humorously literate way. It’s also a story about friendship, and …

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Dragsholm Castle

I love history.   The reason I first fell in love with ghost stories is because of the many layers of history that lurk behind each story.   In Europe,  the layers of history go deeper because the history is so much longer.   Dragsholm Castle is one of the most haunted places in Europe and it is filled with history and ghosts.  Dragsholm Castle was was constructed during the 12th century by Bishop of Roskilde. When the castle was finally completed it became home to royalty and nobles alike.  Dragsholm is one of the oldest secular buildings in Denmark and its history is …

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Ghost tours to present Norman’s paranormal past

Norman’s haunted history will be on display during the first ghost tour of the season, taking place Sept. 8. Jeff Provine, who leads the tours, became interested in Norman and Oklahoma City’s paranormal culture after a 2009 trip to England. A friend of Provine’s suggested a ghost tour to him for Norman after hearing the story of the ghost of Ellison Hall. “My favorite part of the tour is when people look at each other and say ‘Wow, I never knew that,‘” Provine said. “While the spooky stories are awesome and hearing about the creepy things people have heard and …

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Celebrity Ghost Hunt Live: First trailer revealed for spooky new series

Celebrity Ghost Hunt Live: Love Island’s Chris Hughes stars in the first trailer for the upcoming show [5star] It was confirmed earlier this year that the celebrities would be taking part in the new 5STAR show. Chris Hughes, Charlotte Crosby and Stephen Bear will all be seen in the upcoming special Celebrity Ghost Hunt Live. Hosted by Rylan Clark-Neal, the one-off episode will also star Ex On The Beach star Charlotte Dawson and Ampika Pickston from Real Housewives of Chesire. The first trailer to be released for the show sees the celebrities getting into the spooky spirit. Celebrity Ghost Hunt Live: …

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