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MYSTERIOUS SIGNALS: Astronomers have detected mysterious radio waves coming from the center of the Milky Way, but so far they have no idea what’s causing it

A team of scientists from across the world discovered the object using the CSIRO radio telescope in Western Australia. Ziteng Wang, the lead author of the study and a PhD student at the University of Sydney, said in a press release that they initially believed it could be a spinning dead star called a pulsar, but its signal didn’t match what they expected from those types of celestial objects.

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“The strangest property of this new signal is that it is has a very high polarisation,” Wang said. “This means its light oscillates in only one direction, but that direction rotates with time.”

“The brightness of the object also varies dramatically, by a factor of 100, and the signal switches on and off apparently at random,” Wang added. “We’ve never seen anything like it.”

The radio signal — named ASKAP J173608.2-321635 after its coordinates — was “unique” because it started out invisible, then it turned bright and faded away before reappearing again, said Tara Murphy, who is Wang’s PhD supervisor and professor at the Sydney Institute for Astronomy and the School of Physics.

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“This behaviour was extraordinary,” she said.

The scientists detected six radio signals from the source over nine months in 2020 and tried to find the object in visual light, but found nothing. They opted to use the CSIRO radio telescope and failed to recognize the source.

Mysterious Radio Waves From The Heart Of Milky Way Baffle Astronomers

According to the press release, the signals don’t fit any currently understood pattern of variable radio source, and it could suggest a new class of stellar object.

“The information we do have has some parallels with another emerging class of mysterious objects known as Galactic Centre Radio Transients, including one dubbed the ‘cosmic burper,'” said Wang’s co-supervisor, David Kaplan, a professor from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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“While our new object, ASKAP J173608.2-321635, does share some properties with GCRTs there are also differences. And we don’t really understand those sources, anyway, so this adds to the mystery,” he said.

As scientists continue to keep an eye out for more clues, sources from other radio signals have been detected in recent months. In May, NASA traced the source of mysterious fast radio bursts sending signals to Earth.

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The Federal Government has developed a code of conduct for all social media platforms in the country, Festus Keyamo, Minister of State for Labour and Employment has disclosed.

Speaking on Channels Television programme ‘Sunday Politics’ monitored by DAILY INDEPENDENT, Keyamo who is a member of a committee set up by the federal government to meet with Twitter said the social networking site has almost complied with some of the conditions given to it by the government such as payment of taxes and opening of an office in Nigeria.

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Speaking on the code of conduct for all social networking sites, Keyamo said “The federal government is very anxious, not only Twitter. In fact, but we have also developed a code of conduct for all of them”.

“They have agreed to a code of conduct, that is Twitter and every other platform because we are using the example of Twitter to draw code of conduct for all other social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and all of them” .

“We decided at the committee level that we don’t want to isolate Twitter and give them some kind of bias treatment different from other social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and all of that. So, we are developing a code of conduct not for Twitter alone but for the general social media platforms on the responsible social behavior that they must comply with”.
“Code of conduct can be made as bye law under the NBC code because that is broadcast” he said.

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Cryptocurrency prices are tanking this morning, with some of the biggest coins recording double-digit percentage drops as the global Black Friday discount shopping event gets underway and fears over a new Covid “variant of concern” spread. The combined crypto market has dropped under $2.5 trillion, down from a peak of around $3 trillion earlier this month.

24-hour crypto market snapshot
Bitcoin (-7%) $53,793
Ethereum (-10%) $3,959
Avalanche (-18%) $103.12
Cro (-19%) $0.6518

The bitcoin price is this morning off by over 7%, with ethereum down by 10%. Bitcoin is quickly falling towards $50,000 while ethereum has edged below the closely-watched $4,000 level. Bitcoin’s price fall comes amid a sharp dip in its hash rate, a measure of the computing power directed at the bitcoin network. Quantum Economic’s Jason Deane spotted the decline.

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Ethereum rivals Binance’s BNB, solana, cardano and polkadot are all down by more than 10% with recent big gainers Crypto.com’s cro and avalanche down by almost 20% since this time yesterday.

Expect a lot of “buy the dip”-style advice from price boosters on Twitter and YouTube today and over the weekend amid claims of a crypto “Black Friday sale.”

Metaverses, the idea that we’ll all soon be living in a virtual world accessed via the likes of social media giant Facebook and VR headsets, could eventually create $1 trillion in annual revenue across the advertising, digital events, e-commerce and hardware industries, research from crypto investment company Grayscale has found.

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It matters because as people’s lives move more online, digital scarcity, smart contracts and online ownership created through bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) will help form the foundations of the virtual economy. Video games are already embracing tokenization and Facebook’s rebrand under the Meta umbrella has kicked off a wave of interest in how digital assets will fit into the new virtual economy.

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Igbo Girl Becomes Pilot After Dad Said He’ll Jump Off Plane If He Sees Female Pilot.

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23 Year-Old Igbo Girl Becomes Pilot After Dad Said He’ll Jump Off Plane If He Sees Female Pilot.

Meet – Miracle Izuchuwu, 23-year-old Nigerian born Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot (candidate) and Flight Attendant at American Airlines. She recently joined the elite group of 7% of females and 1% of black female Pilots in the world.

Hear her story...

I grew up in a society that did not encourage young girls to dream big, career-wise.

In 2019, I had an encounter with an Airline Pilot while working as a customer service rep. He opened my eyes to the possibility of becoming a Pilot. A few weeks later, I went on a discovery flight that sealed it for me..

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I came home that day, called my father, and told him I was considering becoming a professional Pilot.

He said, and I quote: “if he gets on a plane and sees a woman as the Pilot, he would get off the plane”

words cannot explain the pain and confusion I felt. I needed that validation.

What if, in raising children, we focus on ability instead of gender?

In a world that wants us to whisper, I choose to shout.

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