Good Afternoon and here’s the latest News to start your afternoon for April 10, 2019.
1) First Ever black hole image Released
Astronomers have taken the first-ever image of a black hole, which is located in a distant galaxy.
It measures 40 billion km across – three million times the size of the Earth – and has been described by scientists as “a monster”.
The black hole is 500 million trillion km away and was photographed by a network of eight telescopes across the world.
2) If you’re wearing earbuds but your phone is dead, is it still distracted driving? B.C. court says yes
A Surrey, B.C., driver who was caught wearing in-ear headphones has been found guilty of distracted driving, even though the earbuds were connected to a dead iPhone.
Patrick Henry Grzelak was coming home after a long day of work on Oct. 12, 2018, when police officers spotted him in the northbound lanes of 152 Street, according to a provincial court judegment.
3) Trump urges inquiry into ‘attempted coup’ against him
President Donald Trump says he has spoken to the US attorney general about tracing the origins of the inquiry that cleared him of colluding with Russia.
Mr Trump described the investigation by former FBI director Robert Mueller as “an attempted coup”.
Attorney General William Barr meanwhile said he believes US authorities did spy on the Trump campaign.
4) Venezuela accuses the U.S. of laying the groundwork for an invasion
U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence told the United Nations Security Council Wednesday that the Trump administration is determined to restore democracy to Venezuela, preferably through diplomatic and economic pressure, but that “all options are on the table” — and Russia and others need to step aside.
5) New human species found in the Philippines
There’s a new addition to the family tree: an extinct species of human that’s been found in the Philippines.
It’s known as Homo luzonensis, after the site of its discovery on the country’s largest island Luzon.
Its physical features are a mixture of those found in very ancient human ancestors and in more recent people.
That could mean primitive human relatives left Africa and made it all the way to South-East Asia, something not previously thought possible.