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Love Island star Mike Thalassitis found dead

Love Island star Mike Thalassitis found dead

Entertainment
By Chris Robertson, news reporter Love Island star Mike Thalassitis has been found dead near his home in Essex, his management has confirmed.The 26-year-old, whose cause of death is yet to be confirmed, was also a contestant on Celebs Go Dating and a former semi-professional footballer for Stevenage. A spokesman for ITV, which produces Love Island, said: "Everyone at ITV2 and Love Island are shocked and saddened by this terrible news. Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Mike's family and friends at this very sad time." Image: Mike Thalassitis was known for his appearance on Love Island in 2017. Pic: ITV2 Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies, winners of the 2017 series in which he appeared, tweeted their tributes on...
Eighty-three supermassive black holes found in the distant universe

Eighty-three supermassive black holes found in the distant universe

Science
March 13 (UPI) -- Astronomers have discovered 83 new supermassive black holes in the distant universe, or early universe, representing a time when the university was less than 2 billion years old. Researchers were surprised to find so many quasars, glowing galactic nuclei powered by supermassive central black holes, in the early universe, just a few hundred million years after the Big Bang. "Understanding how black holes can form in the early universe, and just how common they are, is a challenge for our cosmological models," Michael Strauss, a professor of astrophysical sciences at Princeton University, said in a news release. Scientists found the quasars using the Subaru Telescope's Hyper Suprime-Cam. The telescope, which is operated by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, i...
Security holes found in big brand car alarms

Security holes found in big brand car alarms

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your device Security flaws in three specialist car alarms have left vehicles vulnerable to being stolen or hijacked, say researchers.The bugs were found in alarm apps by Clifford, Viper, and Pandora. The alarms are on three million vehicles.The security researchers exploited the bugs to activate car alarms, unlock a vehicle's doors and start the engine via an insecure app. The expose has prompted the firms to upgrade security to remove the flaws.Alarms 'unhackable'The research was carried out for the BBC's Click technology programme by security consultants Pen Test Partners, which has a long track record of uncovering software flaws. The firm focussed on two well-known firms that produce alarms that can be acce...
Fleabag is back – and she's found religion

Fleabag is back – and she's found religion

Entertainment
Fleabag, the filthy and funny but somewhat damaged character we met in the TV comedy of the same name, has been desperately trying to turn over a new leaf."She's really been trying hard to eat avocados and go jogging and live a good, quiet life," the show's creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge explains ahead of the start of the second series.It's been three years since Fleabag arrived on screens, but series two picks up a year on from where the first series left off.However, it soon becomes clear that Fleabag's optimistic frame of mind is no more than a front and that she is still a long way away from the woman she wants to be."There's still something inside of her that's roaring and a great sadness as well. She's been rejected by everybody who loves her...
New primitive arthropod species found in cave long buried beneath ice

New primitive arthropod species found in cave long buried beneath ice

Science
Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Scientists have discovered a primitive arthropod species inside a pair of limestone caves on Canada's Vancouver Island. Until deglaciation began some 18,000 years ago, the island and caves were buried beneath ice. As such, the species, Haplocampa wagnelli, presence within the caves presents two interesting possibilities. Perhaps the cave-dwelling dipluran's discovery proves terrestrial arthropods survived in deep subterranean habitats during the Last Glacial Maximum, which peaked around 26,000 years ago. It's also possible the newly discovered species diverged from its Asian relatives and migrated to Vancouver Island during deglaciation. Most cave-dwelling campodeid diplurans, a family of hexapods, featured an elongated body and appendages. But Haplocampa wagnelli isn't al...