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Source of cosmic 'ghost' particle revealed

Source of cosmic 'ghost' particle revealed

Science
Ghost-like particles known as neutrinos have been puzzling scientists for decades.Part of the family of fundamental particles that make up all known matter, neutrinos hurtle unimpeded through the Universe, interacting with almost nothing. The majority shoot right through the Earth as though it isn't even there, making them exceptionally difficult to detect and study.Despite this, researchers have worked out that many are created by the Sun and even in our own atmosphere. But the source of one high energy group, known as cosmic neutrinos, has remained particularly elusive.Now, in the first discovery of its kind, it turns out that a distant galaxy powered by a supermassive black hole may be shooting a beam of these cosmic neutrinos...
UK police confirm source of Novichok poisoning

UK police confirm source of Novichok poisoning

Health
British detectives investigating the poisoning of two people by the nerve agent Novichok in southwestern England said Friday that a small bottle found in the home of one of the victims tested positive for the deadly substance. Dawn Sturgess, 44, and Charlie Rowley, 45, were sickened on June 30 in a town not far from Salisbury, where British authorities say a Russian ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned with Novichok in March. Sturgess died in a hospital on Sunday. Her partner, Charlie Rowley, initially was in critical condition, but has regained consciousness. The Metropolitan Police said the small bottle was found during searches of Rowley's house Wednesday and scientists confirmed the substance in the bottle was Novichok. Police have interviewed Rowley in recent days since he recovere...
Ozone hole mystery: China insulating chemical said to be source of rise

Ozone hole mystery: China insulating chemical said to be source of rise

Science
Cut-price Chinese home insulation is being blamed for a massive rise in emissions of a gas, highly damaging to the Earth's protective ozone layer. The Environmental Investigations Agency (EIA) found widespread use of CFC-11 in China, even though the chemical was fully banned back in 2010. Scientists have been extremely puzzled by the mysterious rise in emissions. But this report suggests the key source is China's home construction industry. Just two months ago, researchers published a study showing that the expected decline in the use of CFC-11 after it was completely banned eight years ago had slowed to a crawl. There were suspicions among researchers that new supplies were being made somewhere in East Asia. Rumours were rife as...
Source: Trump administration has cut deal with China's ZTE

Source: Trump administration has cut deal with China's ZTE

Technology
The Trump administration has told Congress that it's reached a deal that would allow Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp. to stay in business, a source familiar with the talks who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a confidential matter said Friday. A resolution of the ZTE case could clear the way for the United States to make progress in its high-stakes trade talks with China. But news of the agreement drew immediate fire on Capitol Hill. Under the agreement, ZTE would oust its management team, hire American compliance officers and pay a fine. The fine would come on top of the roughly $ 1 billion ZTE has already paid for selling equipment to North Korea and Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions. In return, the Commerce Department would lift a seven-year ban on ZTE's purchase...
Source: Budenholzer frontrunner for Bucks' coaching vacancy

Source: Budenholzer frontrunner for Bucks' coaching vacancy

Sports
Former Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer will meet with the Milwaukee Bucks to interview for the team's coaching vacancy and is considered the early frontrunner for the job, a league source told AmicoHoops.The Bucks have had interest in Budenholzer for quite some time. The 2014-15 Coach of the Year has been preparing a presentation for the Bucks after he was told the New York Knicks were passing on him to hire David Fizdale.Milwaukee is conducting its due diligence in this coaching search, the source said, as the franchise is reportedly interviewing as many as 10 candidates.Budenholzer, however, is the Bucks' preferred choice, the source added.The Hawks and Budenholzer mutually agreed to part ways April 25. The Arizona native interviewed with the Phoenix Suns, but withdrew from consider...