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Astronomers Witness “Tidal Disruption Event” – A Black Hole Tearing A Star Apart (Video)

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Back in 2009, astronomers at the McDonald Observatory in west Texas were scanning the skies with the ROTSE IIIb telescope when suddenly, a bright flash of light appeared out of deep space. The astronomers, who were working as part of the ROTSE Supernova Verification Project (SNVP), had witnessed similar events before, and initially believed that the bright flash was simply a superluminous supernovae – an event they had seen on a number of previous occasions. But as time passed and the astronomers collected more data on

Ecuador Has Lifted 1.5 Million Out of Poverty In 8 Years Under President Rafael Correa

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This past Friday (1/22), the Ecuadorean National Secretariat for Planning and Development announced that approximately 1.5 million Ecuadoreans have been lifted out of poverty since 2007. The accomplishment is a testament to the impressive job President Rafael Correa has done since taking office in January of 2007. Correa, who was born into a working class family in Guayaquil (Ecuador’s largest city), campaigned on a platform of drastic social reforms. But unlike many politicians these days, Correa has actually followed through on the

The FBI Is Claiming That They’ve Caught A Russian Spy In New York City

A courtroom sketch of Evgeny Buryakov. Image Credit: Jane Rosenburg/Reuters

This week the FBI announced that it had busted a “spy ring” that they say was trying to obtain economic information about US markets and sanctions on Russian banks. The FBI also claims that the spy ring was attempting to recruit New Yorkers into service for Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR). According to The Guardian… “Federal officers arrested 39-year-old Evgeny Buryakov – “aka Zhenya” – in the Bronx on Monday and charged him with conspiracy to gather intelligence on behalf of Russia. Igor

Drone Crashes At White House Sparking New Security Concern (Video)

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Around 3 A.M. yesterday morning (1/26) a small drone crash-landed on White House grounds.The crash led to a brief security frenzy, as White House authorities scrambled to assure security and investigate the situation. According to Yahoo News… “A man later came forward to say he was responsible for the mishap in the middle of the night and hadn’t meant to fly the drone over the complex, officials said. “Initial indications are that this incident occurred as a result of recreational use