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Ultraviolet and visible light emitted by all the stars that ever existed is still coursing through the universe. Astronomers refer to this “fog” of starlight as the extragalactic background light (EBL). Image released Nov. 1, 2012. CREDIT: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Astronomers have spotted light from the very first stars in the universe, which are almost as old as time itself. Shortly after the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago, the universe cooled enough to let atoms form, which eventually clumped together to create the first stars .
By MATTHEW DOLAN And PAUL VIEIRA The tunnel linking Detroit to Windsor, Canada, one of the busiest entry points into the U.S., reopened Thursday after it was shut down for several hours to check out a bomb threat, police said. The anonymous call about the alleged bomb came into the city of Windsor's emergency line around 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Officials closed the tunnel minutes later, snarling traffic and rerouting cars and trucks to the nearby Ambassador Bridge. Earlier Detroit police said the threatening call came in at 1:30 p.m.
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Editor’s note: Ari Mir is the co-founder and CEO of virtual currency platform Pocket Change . He also co-founded GumGum.com, the world’s largest in-image ad-network. This week, Mir is attending the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. My youth was spent jumping turtles, killing 16-bit Nazis, connecting kickflips with manuals and nube tubing. Haaaaadouken! Like most boys and young men during the ’80s and early ’90s, I loved video games.
Wish you were better/smarter/stronger/faster? Sure, hard work helps, but the truth is, your self perception may be getting in the way. We all form our own realities, and those realities aren't perfect.
8 March 2012 Last updated at 20:20 ET The Death of Poor Joe courtesy of BFI The oldest surviving film featuring a Charles Dickens character has been discovered, in the year of the 200th anniversary of the author's birth. The Death of Poor Joe, which dates back to March 1901, was discovered by British Film Institute (BFI) curator Bryony Dixon, in February. Until now the earliest known Dickens film was Scrooge or Marley's Ghost, released in November 1901.