The black hole at the center of the Milky Way has generated a bubble of gas

Astronomers have observed the fleeting appearance of a bubble of gas circulating at ‘mind-boggling’ speeds around the black hole at the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way, according to a study. The lifetime of the phenomenon did not exceed a few hours. The detection of this bubble could provide information on the behavior of […]

Iran: social networks blocked, 11 dead in six days

Iranian authorities blocked access to Instagram and WhatsApp on Thursday. This after six days of protests against the death of a woman arrested by the morality police, in which 11 people died according to an official report. The death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini has drawn strong condemnation around the world as international NGOs have denounced […]

Seven European astronauts ready for the Moon

The European Space Agency (ESA) presented on Wednesday in Paris its team of seven astronauts ready to train to explore the Moon as part of the American Artemis program. Only one of them could tread the lunar surface. All seven, Frenchman Thomas Pesquet, Germans Alexander Gerst and Matthias Maurer, Italians Luca Parmitano and Samantha Cristoforetti, […]

Mortgage rates hit record high

With further monetary tightening expected in Switzerland and the United States next week, two-year fixed-rate mortgages have reached their highest level in ten years. Ten-year fixed rate mortgages are also approaching this record high. In June, the mortgage rate index hit a ten-year high of 2.20% for two-year fixed-rate mortgages, 2.65% for five-year and […]

Launch of the week of farewell to the late Queen Elizabeth II

Transferred Sunday to Edinburgh, the coffin of Elizabeth II must be exposed Monday to the public, after a procession led by the British King Charles III. The ceremony will launch a week of farewells until the state funeral of the monarch, who died on Thursday. Many Britons will no doubt flock to Saint-Gilles Cathedral to […]

Apple ignores inflation with its new iPhones

Apple presented new smartphones on Wednesday. These devices are similarly priced to the previous two iPhone lines, despite rampant inflation and component shortages. New watches are more expensive. The technology giant has not revealed any fundamental changes for its handsets, except for the disappearance of the compartment for the SIM card, replaced by its digital […]

Ten dead in knife attacks in remote area

Ten people were killed and several others injured Sunday in stabbing attacks in two remote communities in Canada, police said. She launched a manhunt in three provinces to find two suspects. “We have located 10 people who have died at 13 locations in the James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon communities of Saskatchewan,” the western […]

Alain Bagnoud wins the 2022 Polar Romand Prize

Alain Bagnoud is the winner of the Prix du thriller romand 2022. The Valais-Geneva writer is rewarded for his novel ‘De la part du vengeur occulte’, published by BSN Press. The 63-year-old author was preferred to the two other finalists, Marie-Christine Horn for ‘In the lake of fire and sulfur’ and Catherine Rolland with ‘Les […]

Small rebound for the French automotive market in August

The new car market in France experienced a small rebound of 3.79% over one year in August. But it remains at a low water level compared to the pre-pandemic period, as it is still affected by shortages of components. A total of 91,403 passenger cars were registered for the first time last month, around 29% […]

Deneuve and Julianne Moore, a glamorous duo to launch the Mostra

With Julianne Moore as president of the jury and Catherine Deneuve as guest star, the Venice Film Festival, the oldest film festival that has become a springboard for the Oscars, adorned itself on Wednesday with a glamorous touch for its kickoff. Guest of honor, Catherine Deneuve is expected at the start of the evening on […]