Author: Shivendra Singh

Beacon from the early universe

Beacon from the early universe

Often described as cosmic lighthouses, quasars are luminous beacons that can be observed at the outskirts of the Universe, providing a rich topic of study for astronomers and cosmologists. Now scientists have announced the discovery of the second-most distant quasar ever found, at more than 13 billion lightyears from Earth. …read more

Higher concentration of metal in Moon’s craters provides new insights to its origin

Higher concentration of metal in Moon’s craters provides new insights to its origin

Life on Earth would likely not be possible without the Moon; it keeps our planet’s axis of rotation stable, which controls seasons and regulates our climate. However, there has been considerable debate over how the Moon was formed. The popular hypothesis contends that the Moon was formed by a Mars-sized body colliding with Earth’s upper crust which is poor in metals. But new research suggests the Moon’s subsurface is more metal-rich than previously thought, providing new insights that could challenge our understanding of that process. …read more

First confirmed underwater Aboriginal archaeological sites found off Australian coast

First confirmed underwater Aboriginal archaeological sites found off Australian coast

Ancient submerged Aboriginal archaeological sites await underwater rediscovery off the coast of Australia, according to a study. …read more

The latest modern art installation is inside Fortnite

Initially, Your Progress Will Be Saved feels like something you’d find in a modern art gallery. Attendees start off in a sort of holding area, a dimly lit room with a clean, minimalist aesthetic. A flight of stairs takes you to a broken mirror resting on a pedestal, with a description of the mirror emoji pasted on the wall behind it. But things get strange when you turn around. In order to move forward, you have to walk right through a glowing blue wall into a completely new location. This is art by way of Fortnite.

Your Progress Will Be Saved is the first part of a new project from the Manchester International Festival (MIF) called the “Virtual Factory,” which is essentially a virtual art gallery built using Fortnite‘s creative mode….

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