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Archives for April 10, 2019

HyperSciences raises an untraditional $9.6M for its hypersonic drilling vision

By Taylor Hatmaker From TechCrunch We profiled HyperSciences in February, when the team had just successfully completed a launch milestone for a small business grant with NASA. The last time we checked in, the hypersonic drilling company had raised about $5 million as part of an untraditional Reg A offering. By the end of March, HyperSciences rounded out […]

St Kitts & Nevis Prime Minister Harris’ remarks to declare Diplomatic Week 2019 officially open

Address by Dr. the Hon. Timothy HarrisPrime Minister of St. Kitts and NevisOn the Occasion of the Opening of Diplomatic Week 2019Tuesday, April 9th, 2019  Your Excellency Sir S.W. Tapley Seaton, our Distinguished Governor-General; Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation, Premier Mark Brantley; Other Members of the Federal Cabinet; Permanent Secretaries; Excellencies of the […]

1st black hole image

First ever black hole image released By Pallab Chosh From BBC Astronomers have taken the first ever image of a black hole, which is located in a distant galaxy. It measures 40 billion km across – three million times the size of the Earth – and has been described by scientists as “a monster”. The […]

5 Coconut oil facts you should know

By Brian Syuki From Care2 Coconut oil is “pure poison”. Karin Michels Ph.D., a professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, uttered those words. She went on to declare that coconut oil is one of the worst foods you can eat. In fact, she’s not the only one who has taken a strong stand […]

Violent cities

3 big reasons it’s so hard to tell just how violent the world’s most violent cities are By Christopher Woody From Business Insider Latin American countries are consistently among the most violent. Exactly how violent they are is harder to measure for social, political, and logistical reasons. The most recent ranking of the world’s most violent […]

Swiss court orders historic referendum re-run

From BBC The result of a nationwide referendum has been overturned for the first time in modern Switzerland’s history. The poll, held in February 2016, asked the country’s voters whether married couples and co-habiting partners should pay the same tax. Voters rejected the proposal, with 50.8% against and 49.2% in favour. But the supreme court […]

New drug approved to fight arthritis

From Newsmax Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) injection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first sanctioned treatment for adults with non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA), a type of arthritis. Nr-axSpA causes inflammation in the spine, There is no visible damage seen on X-rays, so it is referred to as non-radiographic, the FDA […]

Cayman Islands: Camana Bay Corporate Volleyball League swings into high gear

Corporate teams hit the court at the Arc in Camana Bay on Wednesday, April 3rdand they ramped up their volleyball season into high gear with the first of three playoff games. With a total of 8 teams, the top 4 teams were schedule to play the bottom four teams in the quarter finals. Defending champions […]

Smuggler caught attempting to transport over 750 tarantulas to the Philippines

By Mike Wehner From BGR Smuggling contraband into a country is a dirty business, especially when the goods being illegally transported are things like drugs or weapons. A man in the Philippines has been caught smuggling goods from Poland in boxes made to look like they contained cookies and other tasty treats. What customs officials […]

Taiwan doctor finds four sweat bees living inside woman’s eye

From BBC A Taiwanese woman was found by doctors to have four small sweat bees living inside her eye, the first such incident on the island. The 28-year-old woman, identified only as Ms He, was pulling out weeds when the insects flew into her eyes. Dr Hong Chi Ting of the Fooyin University Hospital told […]