SUN SUNI KHABAR FEBRUARY 11TH, 2016
100 YEARS LATER, EINSTEIN WAS RIGHT
Scientists today made a stunning discover revealing the existence of gravitational waves. The waves came about as the result of two extremely dense black holes crashing into each other. This discovery marks the beginning of a new era of astronomy, one where scientists will be able to use gravitational waves to detect the existence of celestial bodies. According to California Institute of Technology physicist Kip Thorne, the collision of the black holes, both of which were roughly 30 times the mass of the sun, sped time up, slowed it down and sped it up again.
KERRY ALL IN AT SYRIAN PEACE TALKS
A new round of peace talks regarding a ceasefire in Syria commenced Thursday. However, Syria is still apprehensive about coming to any sort of agreement due to its current conflict with the Russians. While Russia has expressed the desire for a truce in the next month, Secretary of State John Kerry has called for an immediate ceasefire. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia has submitted a proposal to end the fighting and is waiting for reaction from “international powers”.
OBAMA’S CLIMATE PLAN TO FACE CRITICS
President Barack Obama introduced some new legislation recently that is targeted at cutting emissions and reducing pollution on a broad scale. However, the nature of this plan led the Supreme Court to block it from passing. The opponents of the plan include nearly 27 states, the Chamber of Commerce and the coal industry. Their argument is that Obama’s plan expands the EPA’s power more than allowed. Under the 1970 Clean Air Act, the EPA is not allowed to regulate power plants outside the facilities themselves.
AUSCHWITZ GUARD GOES ON TRIAL
At 94 years old, a guard from the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp will go on trial, facing an Auschwitz survivor, also 94 years old. The survivor gave his testimony, implicating the guard in the murder of nearly 170,000 people under the Nazi regime. Leon Schwarzbaum, the survivor, recalled every detail during the trial, ending with an emphatic statement which questioned why so many Jews were killed. Schwarzbaum lost 35 members during the Holocaust.