🌍 In a first, Europe-based Astronomers have discovered a ring encircling an egg-shaped dwarf planet Haumea that has an orbit beyond Neptune. Haumea has a diameter three times smaller than the Moon and has a ring width of 70 km.
🌍 The Black Swan in England has been named the World's best Restaurant by the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards, which are based on Millions of Customer reviews over a 12-month period.
🌍 An Asteroid estimated to be 45-100 feet wide flew past Earth, making its Closest approach at 42,000 km over Antarctica. The Asteroid '2012 TC4' flew little over one-tenth the Earth-Moon distance and above the Orbital Altitude of Communications Satellites.
🌍 Scientists believe the underground Supervolcano at USA's Yellowstone National Park is capable of sending the Earth into a "volcanic Winter". While the Supervolcano hasn't erupted since the last 6.3 lakh years, Scientists said, a build-up of magma and subsequent eruption would take just decades.
🌍 In order to meet the Paris climate deal goals of preventing average global temperature going 1.5°C above pre-industrial times, carbon-sucking Technologies would be needed, UK-based Scientists have said.
🌍 Online sales may amount to Rs.30,000 crore during the Diwali season this year, as compared to the Rs.22,000 crore online sales during the same period last year, revealed a study by apex industry body Assocham.
🌍 Google pays Smartphone makers to have its apps like Gmail, YouTube and Google Drive pre-installed on the Smartphones, and reportedly spent $7.2 billion for the same last year. Further, it paid around $3 billion to Apple, to be the default search engine on Safari, Apple's internet browser.
🌍 Air pollution causes over 5 lakh premature deaths across Europe each year despite the "slowly" improving air quality over the continent, European Environment Agency said. It mentioned fossil fuel emissions led to 5.2 lakh premature deaths in 41 countries in 2014, compared to 5.5 lakh in 2013, adding 82% of EU's urban population was exposed to PM2.5 pollutants in 2015.
🌍 An Entomologist in New Zealand has named a Wasp Lusius Malfoyi after Harry Potter character Lucius Malfoy. Tom Saunders said the wasp does not sting or cause any problems to humans.
🌍 Bitcoin Smashed through the $5,000 barrier for the first time ever, jumping as much as 7 percent to chalk up its Biggest daily rise in over two weeks.