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Scientists detect a ‘ringing’ black hole

For the first time, astrophysicists have heard a black hole ringing like a bell. By reanalyzing the first black hole merger ever detected, the astrophysicists measured the gravitational wave ‘tones’ emitted following the event. The breakthrough comes 10 years earlier than expected …Continue reading

Government launches ‘Polio WhatsApp Text Helpline’

Pakistan’s Polio Eradication Programme has established a round-the-clock ‘Polio WhatsApp Text Helpline’ service. The announcement was made on social media by Babar Bin Atta, the Prime Minister’s focal person on polio eradication, on September 3. The aim of launching this service is …Continue reading

Plant gene discovery could help reduce fertilizer pollution in waterways

Over-fertilization of agricultural fields is a huge environmental problem. Excess phosphorus from fertilized cropland frequently finds its way into nearby rivers and lakes. A resulting boom of aquatic plant growth can cause oxygen levels in the water to plunge, leading to fish …Continue reading