Canada’s economy slows unexpectedly in May after April growth

Canada’s economy slows unexpectedly in May after April growth

Canada’s economy slowed unexpectedly in May, according to preliminary data from Statistics Canada, but economists don’t expect this to determine the Bank of Canada from pushing ahead with an oversized interest rate hike in July to try to tame inflation. Data published by Statscan on Thursday estimate Canada’s gross domestic product fell 0.2 per cent … Read more

Spotify ‘Community’ feature to let users see friends’ real-time activity

Spotify ‘Community’ feature to let users see friends’ real-time activity

Representative Image San Francisco: Music streaming platform Spotify has confirmed that it is developing a new feature called Community that would allow mobile users to see what sort of music their friends are streaming in real-time. The feature will also allow mobile users to see what playlists their friends have recently updated in a dedicated … Read more

A Double Solar Flare Just Triggered Radio Blackouts Over Asia And Australia

A Double Solar Flare Just Triggered Radio Blackouts Over Asia And Australia

A restless sunspot threw off a double solar flare Monday (April 25), triggering some radio blackouts over Asia and Australia. The sunspot AR2993 erupted with two M1 flares in quick succession, according to spaceweather.com. Solar flares are eruptions of electromagnetic radiation; M-class flares are moderate-sized flares that can disrupt some radio frequencies and sometimes expose … Read more

A Stupid Amount of Feasting Black Holes Was Detected in This Cosmic Spiderweb

A Stupid Amount of Feasting Black Holes Was Detected in This Cosmic Spiderweb

New images of the Spiderweb protocluster of galaxies reveal an unusually high number of active supermassive black holes. Data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory collected over 8 days show that, in the volume of surveyed space, 14 black holes at the hearts of the galaxies, including the Spiderweb Galaxy at the center of the protocluster, … Read more