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In this series, we cover stories ranging from black holes in distant galaxies to scientists designing robotic instruments that will probe hard-to-reach planets, in a quest to explore and understand our solar system and the universe.

Space Science Series

Mission to the sun will protect us from devastating solar storms and help us travel further into space

Jun 01, 2017 13:18 pm UTC| Science

From prayer and sacrifice to sunbathing, humans have worshipped the sun since time immemorial. And its no wonder. At around 150m km away, it is close enough to provide the light, heat and energy to sustain the entire human...

Space Science Series

Japan Wants To Go To The Moons Of Mars, Not Mars

May 30, 2017 10:29 am UTC| Technology

While some private space agencies and government bodies like NASA are aiming to explore Mars, Japans own space agency is aiming for the Red Planets moons. Specifically, Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) wants to...

Space Science Series

NASA Wants To Mine That $10,000 Quadrillion Asteroid Right Now

May 29, 2017 14:45 pm UTC| Science

Out there in the Solar System, there exists an asteroid with the designated name, 16 Psyche. It contains a rich deposit of nickel-iron minerals, which can be worth $10,000 Quadrillion. Thats worth more than the combined...

Space Science Series

Gas Station On The Moon Planned, Mars Mission Jump Point

May 19, 2017 07:05 am UTC| Science

There are several developments in the space sector right now, one of which is the effort to colonize Mars. However, this project has quite a few obstacles with energy burnout being a major factor. This is where a Caltech...

Space Science Series

How many people actually believe in astrology?

Apr 30, 2017 14:06 pm UTC| Insights & Views Science

Astrology and horoscope columns are a familiar feature of tabloid newspapers, womens magazines and the web. They claim, controversially for some, that there is a meaningful relationship between celestial and terrestrial...

Space Science Series

Proof: Saturn moon Enceladus is able to host life – it's time for a new mission

Apr 14, 2017 01:56 am UTC| Science

Ever since studies started suggesting that chemical reactions between water and rock on Saturns moon Enceladus could provide enough energy in the water to feed microbial life, scientists have been searching for proof that...

Space Science Series

Elon Musk Wants SpaceX To Relaunch Rockets In 24 Hours With 100% Reusability

Apr 11, 2017 05:32 am UTC| Technology

One of the biggest challenges to regular space flight was recently overcome by SpaceX when it successfully sent a used rocket to deliver a satellite into space. Granted, some parts were new, but Elon Musk is already having...

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Economy

UK Q2 GDP growth sees marginal improvement from Q1, raises downside risks to 2017 GDP outlook

UK economic growth nudged up in the second quarter of 2017 after a notable slowdown seen in the first half of the year. Official data for gross domestic product published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed...

Fundamental Evaluation Series: Long-term yield spread vs. EUR/GBP

This chart shows the performance of EUR/GBP exchange rate in contrast to the performance of long-term yield divergence between 10-year German Bund and 10-year UK gilt. During our evaluation period beginning August...

U.S. Treasuries gain ahead of FOMC policy meeting, 5-year auction

The U.S. Treasuries gained ahead of the countrys 5-year auction, besides the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) monetary policy meeting, scheduled to be held today at 17:00GMT and 18:00GMT respectively. The yield on...

EUR/PLN likely to face further upside risks in coming weeks, says Commerzbank

The zloty stayed range-bound yesterday, but we are not out of the water at all. We advise investors to keep a close eye on political developments. The rift between President Andrzej Duda and the PiS leadership, triggered...

Fundamental Evaluation Series: USDJPY vs. yield divergence

This one pair has been at odds with yield divergence throughout early 2016 as the yen benefited from risk aversion and due to market participants doubts on BoJs abilities to ease policies further. It had shown...

Politics

Law expert: where the Brexit battles over the Repeal Bill will be fought in parliament

The most important national law governing the Brexit process has been tabled before parliament by the UK government. The proposed European Union (Withdrawal) Bill previously known as the Great Repeal Bill is likely to...

Modi's polarising populism makes a fiction of a secular, democratic India

After Donald Trump was sworn in as US president, The Times of India published a piece titled Why both Modi and Trump are textbook populists. Citing Jan-Werner Mllers What is Populism?, the journalist, Amit Varma, was...

Politicians jeopardise the safety of whistleblowers with bad technology

The Western Australian Liberal Party has created a website, www.wawhistleblowers.com, encouraging whistleblowers to report on WA public officers, government ministers and members of parliament. The site has already been...

Malawi set out to give students skills to support democracy. But it's not been easy

Like many other countries, Malawi was caught in the wave of democratic change that swept sub-Saharan Africa in the early 1990s. The wave was triggered by the fall of communism along with military and civilian dictatorships...

US under Trump Series: Donald Trump Jr. may be called to testify before Senate over his meeting with Russian lawyer

President Trump eldest son Donald Trump Jr. might be called upon by the Senate Intelligence Committee to question about a meeting that took place in June 2016 at the Trump Tower between Trump Jr., President Trumps...

Science

NASA Is Launching A Nationwide Solar Eclipse Watch Project, Participate For Science

On August 21st, a solar eclipse that will completely blot out the sun was announced to happen by NASA. In an attempt to gather as much data about the celestial event as possible, the space agency is asking every single...

Scientists Create Material 5x Stronger Than Steel And Soft As Rubber

Researchers in Japan recently succeeded in creating a soft and flexible material that is five times stronger than steel but feels like rubber. Such a material could have numerous applications including the development of...

Humans Are Only Using 25% Of Their DNA, Study Says

Remember that popular misconception that humans only use about 10 percent of their brains power at any given time? It looks like something similar is about to start circulating the web with a new study indicating humans...

Scientists Create Super Spinach That Can Function As Bomb Detector

For the most part, the leafy green spinach has only ever been super in the animated classic Popeye the Sailor Man when the quirky main character would down a whole can of the leaves to gain strength. Recently, scientists...

The Most Advanced Artificial Heart Can Perform As Well As A Real One

Scientists have been trying to create artificial versions of human organs for decades, be it the liver, skin, eyes, and above all, the heart. These efforts are aimed at solving one of the biggest challenges in the medical...

Technology

Neuroscientist Trolls Science Journals With Star Wars-Themed Paper

Fans of the popular Star Wars franchise will be more than familiar with the so-called midi-chlorian and all the various jargons used in the properties. If these fans read a paper published in several journals posing as...

China Create Quantum Network That Can’t Be Hacked

With hacking becoming an increasingly serious problem on an international scale with huge national security implications, it was only a matter of time before a country developed a network that simply cannot be hacked. It...

Toyota Reportedly Close To Developing Solid State Car Battery

In a recent report by The Wall Street Journal, it would appear that car making giant Toyota is on the cusp of succeeding in the creation of an efficient and affordable Solid State battery for cars. This would be a huge...

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Impressions Are In And They Are Overwhelmingly Positive

With Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End being the last foray of legendary adventurer Nathan Drake into the world of tomb raiding, many wondered if the spin-off Uncharted: The Lost Legacy can do the franchise justice. In a recent...

Is Roomba Robot Vacuum Mapping Users’ Homes And Selling Them To The Highest Bidder?

Anyone who has a Roomba robot vacuum in their home from iRobot Corp. recently found cause for concern when a Reuters interview revealed the companys plans on using the tiny machine to map the homes of users. Company CEO...
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July 26 18:00 UTC Released

USFed Funds Target Rate

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1.00-1.25 %

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1.125 %

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1.125 %

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BRForeign Exchange Flows*

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-2.885 bln

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-2.949 bln

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KRNew Home Sales-Units*

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2.7 mln

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2.9 mln

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EZGDP Growth QQ*

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0.6 %

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1.1 %

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EZGDP Growth YY*

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2.7 %

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2.9 %

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KRGDP Growth QQ*

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0.6 %

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1.1 %

July 26 23:50 UTC 7676m

JPForeign Invest JP Stock

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341.0 bln JPY

July 26 23:50 UTC 7676m

JPForeign Bond Investment

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Previous

947.8 bln JPY

July 26 23:50 UTC 7676m

JPForeign Bond Investment

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947.8 bln JPY

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JPForeign Invest JP Stock

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341.0 bln JPY

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