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Massive upset in Juvenile headlines 1st day of Breeders’ Cup races

Massive upset in Juvenile headlines 1st day of Breeders’ Cup races

Sports
Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The first day of the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita on Friday was full of surprises, none bigger than the result of the day's feature. The entire complexion of the $ 2 million TVG Breeders' Cup Juvenile changed as the gate opened and the odds-on favorite, Dennis's Moment, stumbled badly, a mishap that opened the doors to an all-long shot finish in a race that normally crowns an early favorite for the following spring's Kentucky Derby. Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. was lucky to stay aboard Dennis' Moment and the colt never got into the mix, finishing last of eight. Instead, it was Storm the Court, at odds of 45-1, who took the lead and held it, finally fending off a late bid by 25-1 chance Anneau d'Or to win by a neck with Wrecking Crew, off at 35-1, completing a...
Astronomers accidentally discover massive galaxy in early universe

Astronomers accidentally discover massive galaxy in early universe

Science
Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Astronomers have located evidence of a massive galaxy in the early universe, quelling doubts about the existence of such monstrous galaxies. The discovery was made on accident, they say. While analyzing observations of the distant universe captured by the Atacama Large Millimeter Array, or ALMA, a collection of 66 telescopes in Chile's high desert, scientists spotted a faint blob. Like a ghost, the unexpected glow appeared unconnected to any major cosmic structure. "It was very mysterious because the light seemed not to be linked to any known galaxy at all," lead researcher Christina Williams, an astronomer at the University of Arizona, said in a news release. "When I saw this galaxy was invisible at any other wavelength, I got really excited because it meant that it was...
Astronomers find dozens of massive, ancient galaxies

Astronomers find dozens of massive, ancient galaxies

Science
Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Astronomers have discovered an abundance of vast, ancient galaxies. Scientists spotted the galaxies in the distant universe using the combined power of several space observatories. The discovery, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, could force cosmologists to change their models of the universe. Most models don't predict such an abundance of massive galaxies so early in the evolution of the universe. "This is the first time that such a large population of massive galaxies was confirmed during the first 2 billion years of the 13.7-billion-year life of the universe. These were previously invisible to us," Tao Wang, researcher at the University of Tokyo, said in a news release. "This finding contravenes current models for that period of cosmic evolution and will help ...
Microsoft deletes massive face recognition database

Microsoft deletes massive face recognition database

Technology
Microsoft has deleted a massive database of 10 million images which was being used to train facial recognition systems, the Financial Times reports.The database was released in 2016 and was built of online images of 100,000 well-known people.The database is believed to have been used to train a system operated by police forces and the military.The deletion comes after Microsoft called on US politicians to do a better job of regulating recognition systems.Active useMicrosoft told the FT the database was no longer available, because the person who curated it had now left the company. Last year Microsoft President Brad Smith asked the US Congress to take on the task of regulating the use of facial recognition systems because they ha...