A 'super-Earth' exoplanet with a surface temperature slightly cooler than Venus may have an atmosphere able to host alien life, according to a new study. Astronomers from the Max-Planck Institute used different methods of observation to discover the alien world orbiting a nearby red dwarf dwarf star 26 light years away. Gliese 486b is the only planet so far detected orbiting the small star and has a radius 1.3 times larger than the Earth but is 2.8 times more massive. The planet has an iron-silicate composition similar to the makeup of Earth but is much hotter, with a surface temperature of 428 degrees Celsius, the team said. To determine whether the planet still has an atmosphere or is habitable and so suitable for life, astronomers say further studies will be needed in future. A 'super-Earth' exoplanet with a surface temperature slightly cooler than Venus may have an atmosphere able to host alien life, according to a new study The planet has an … [Read more...] about Scientists discover new rocky Super-Earth planet called Gliese 486b that could host ALIEN life
Amazon has changed the new logo of its smartphone app after users said the initial version reminded them of a smirking Adolf Hitler. The sales giant recently ditched its old logo, featuring the familiar symbol of a shopping cart, in favour of a brown Amazon box with a piece of tape with a jagged edge at the top. But combined with the smile-shaped arrow which also forms part of Amazon's branding, the tape looked like it could be part of a face - with what some shoppers thought was an uncomfortable resemblance to the dictator's distinctive moustache. The logo has since been changed again, with the tape now folded over in one corner and straight around the edges rather than jagged. Unlikely comparison: Amazon's first attempt at a new logo for its smartphone app (left) led some surprised shoppers to compare the image to Adolf Hitler (right) One user noticed the dubious logo on Sunday, saying: 'Well it happened.. my Amazon app icon finally updated to the … [Read more...] about Amazon changes its new smartphone app logo after shoppers say it reminds them of a smirking Adolf Hitler
Coronavirus vaccines that have been tweaked to deal with new variants of the disease will be fast-tracked for authorisation, the UK regulator has said. According to new guidance, manufacturers must provide robust evidence that the modified jab triggers an immune response, but lengthier clinical studies that don't offer data on safety or effectiveness won't be required. Live COVID updates from the UK and around the world Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Hancock: 'We must be vigilant on variants' The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) says researchers are now in a better position to measure immunity against COVID-19 by monitoring antibodies after vaccination. It claims this will "significantly reduce" the amount of time it takes to get a tweaked jab approved and ready for use. Advertisement And it also means the three-phase safety trials required for the original coronavirus … [Read more...] about COVID-19: UK to fast-track modified coronavirus vaccines designed to combat new variants
WORLD Book Day 2021 celebrates everything to do with literature and reading. The annual event, led by charity Unesco , is largely targeted towards children and aimed at encouraging their love of reading. When is World Book Day? This year, World Book Day falls TODAY on March 4. This is the 24th year that the event has been held. It comes around on the first Thursday of March every year, in the UK. The day is also acknowledged globally in over 100 countries across the world. Other countries celebrate World Book Day on William Shakespeare 's birthday - April, 23. What happens on the day and who takes part? The day is a celebration of everything to do with books - from the authors and illustrators to the children who read them. Children of all ages come together to celebrate reading - having the chance to dress up as their favourite literary character on the day. The aim of the event is to encourage more children to discover the pleasures of books … [Read more...] about When is World Book Day 2021 and what is this year’s theme?
KATIE Price is set to make the emotional decision of who will care for her disabled son Harvey after she dies in her new BBC documentary. The former glamour model, 42, has told producers she wants to discuss contingency plans for her eldest child’s care on camera for the follow up to Harvey and Me , which aired in January, in a bid to raise awareness of the issue. Katie’s choice of who will look after Harvey , who has severe autism, a rare complex genetic condition called Prader-Willi syndrome and is partially blind, is complicated by the fact she has only been dating car dealer boyfriend Carl Woods, 32, for nine months. Her mother Amy , 66, who helped Katie care for Harvey during his upbringing, is terminally ill with lung condition Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and has been unable to be hands-on since her 2017 diagnosis. Harvey’s father, footballer Dwight Yorke , 49, demanded a paternity test when she fell pregnant and has not seen the lad since he was … [Read more...] about Katie Price to decide who will care for Harvey when she dies in new BBC documentary