These two stories are not computer related but interesting none the less. It
seems like NASA might have witnessed
the birth of a black hole!
The NASA-led Swift mission has detected and imaged its first gamma-ray burst,
likely the birth cry of a brand new black hole. "This is the first time
an X-ray telescope has imaged a gamma-ray burst, while it was bursting,"
the lead scientist says.
Also history's largest
mass extinction might not have happened because of an asteroid or comet.
For the last three years evidence has been building that the impact of a
comet or asteroid triggered the biggest mass extinction in Earth history, but
new research from a team headed by a University of Washington scientist disputes