“Physicists hope the machine will shed light on the invisible dark matter which seems to cling around galaxies and affect how they move. Other results could reveal the existence of hidden extra dimensions through which gravity spreads, explaining why the gravitational pull of the planet is weak enough to overcome by the simple act of hopping.”
“‘After almost 14 months spent under the cloud of Ebola, this will be joyful news for the country,’ said Karin Landgren, Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Liberia. ‘Liberians and their Government, with support from the UN and international partners, have gotten firmly ahead of the epidemic. Now, all Liberians must remain vigilant.’”
“At least four companies said they were notified Tuesday of approvals by the U.S. Treasury and Commerce departments, the first since Washington imposed a trade embargo on Cuba.”
“The Laguna Beach Police Department is trying to identify the person or people who last week put chlorine into the water filtration system at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, which works to rescue, rehabilitate and release the creatures…Fifteen sea lions had swollen eyes and were diagnosed with varying degrees of corneal ulcerations. Seven continue to receive veterinary treatment. None has been released, Kleiser said.”
“Zaev has in the last few months published wire-taps of voices purported to include those of Gruevski and senior officials discussing how to employ members of the ruling rightist VMRO-DPMNE party in state jobs, pick judges and massage elections.”
“The trade unions claim that McDonald’s Luxembourg subsidiary employs just 13 people, yet booked €834m of revenue in 2013 – which would work out at more than €64m per worker.”
“The test works by tracking the changes in the protein levels of the blood. The traditional test is less than 50% accurate, so this is a major discovery.86% of the women tested were successfully diagnosed with invasive epithelial ovarian cancer.”
“In a statement, the government cited moral and religious grounds for the ban, as part of a broader crackdown on ‘internet sites that show pornography, particularly those featuring children.’”
“NASA’s aiming for humans to step onto the surface of Mars some time in the 2030s. It officially launched its ‘Next Giant Leap’ programme in December last year, taking the wraps off the next-generation Orion spacecraft and announcing that the Space Launch System (SLS) launching it will be the largest rocket ever built.”
Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley has managed to end the 44-year reign of the Progressive Conservatives and secure her party’s first ever election win, CTV projects. Notley’s NDP will form the next government and Jim Prentice’s PCs will find themselves in opposition.
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