News That Matters

Tag: first

Water found for first time on potentially habitable planet

Water found for first time on potentially habitable planet

Science
Astronomers have for the first time discovered water in the atmosphere of a planet orbiting within the habitable zone of a distant star. The finding makes the world - which is called K2-18b - a plausible candidate in the search for alien life.Within 10 years, new space telescopes might be able to determine whether K2-18b's atmosphere contains gases that could be produced by living organisms.Details were published in the scientific journal Nature Astronomy.The lead scientist, Prof Giovanna Tinetti of University College London (UCL) described the discovery as "mind blowing"."This is the first time that we have detected water on a planet in the habitable zone around a star where the temperature is potentially compatible with the pre...
Eddie Hearn’s comments about first KSI vs Logan Paul fight may come back to haunt Matchroom promoter after confirming rematch

Eddie Hearn’s comments about first KSI vs Logan Paul fight may come back to haunt Matchroom promoter after confirming rematch

Sports
Eddie Hearn’s comments about the first fight between YouTube stars Logan Paul and KSI may well come back to haunt the boxing promoter. Alongside DAZN in America, Matchroom Boxing are helping to promote the rematch between the social media sensations, scheduled to take place in November this year at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The first fight proved to be a huge commercial success, drawing in more than 1 million PPV buys and completely selling out the Manchester Arena. Getty Images - Getty Eddie Hearn previously said he wanted nothing to do with YouTube stars boxing Although the fight ended in a draw, both men claimed to have won the contest and will now fight as recognised professionals by the California State Athletic Commission and with ten
Nasa said to be investigating first allegation of a crime in space

Nasa said to be investigating first allegation of a crime in space

Science
Nasa is reported to be investigating a claim that an astronaut accessed the bank account of her estranged spouse from the International Space Station, in what may be the first allegation of a crime committed in space.Anne McClain acknowledges accessing the account from the ISS but denies any wrongdoing, the New York Times reports.Her estranged spouse, Summer Worden, reportedly filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.Ms McClain has since returned to Earth.The astronaut told the New York Times through a lawyer that she was merely making sure that the family's finances were in order and there was enough money to pay bills and care for Ms Worden's son - who they had been raising together prior to the split."She strenuousl...

Illinois patient’s death may be first in US tied to vaping

Health
Health officials said Friday that an Illinois patient who contracted a serious lung disease after vaping has died and that they consider it the first death in the United States linked to the smoking alternative that has become popular with teens and young adults. The Illinois Department of Public Health the adult patient was hospitalized after falling ill following vaping, though it didn't give other information about the person, including the patient's name, age, hometown or date of death. The state received the report of the death Thursday, said Dr. Jennifer Layden, the Illinois agency's chief medical officer. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that 193 people in 22 states have contracted severe respiratory illnesses after vaping. However, they sai...
Pictures: Ed Sheeran plays first Ipswich homecoming gig

Pictures: Ed Sheeran plays first Ipswich homecoming gig

Entertainment
Ed Sheeran kicked off the final stop on his record-breaking world tour in front of his home fans.The singer-songwriter told the crowd of 40,000 on Friday he was "so happy" to be ending his Divide tour over four nights in Ipswich.He was supported by fellow Suffolk rockers The Darkness and a local act chosen through BBC Introducing.By the end of the tour the 28-year-old will have spent 893 days on the road, eclipsing U2's previous 760-day mark. Fans began queuing at dawn to get their spots at the front, with some having travelled thousands of miles to be there."This feels really, really weird and cool for me to be able to stand on stage in the place that I was brought up a...