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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

Satellite sends quantum-spooky signals to Earth – raising hopes of secure global communications

Jun 16, 2017 00:02 am UTC| Science

The satellite Micius, launched from Jiuquan, China, in August last year, is unlike any other in the sky. While other satellites communicate with Earth using physics worked out by James Clerk Maxwell 150 years ago, Micius...

Space Science Series

The new space race: why we need a human mission to Mars

Jun 15, 2017 22:26 pm UTC| Science

If we want to know whether there is life beyond Earth then the quickest way to answer that question is to explore Mars. That exploration is currently being done by remote space probes sent from Earth. The race is on...

Space Science Series

Earth In Danger Of Asteroid Impacts, Scientists Warn

Jun 07, 2017 07:20 am UTC| Science

Doomsday predictions have become a dime a dozen from the religious community, but this time, scientists are saying that the planet is facing an increased risk of getting hit by asteroids. This is courtesy of a meteoroid...

Space Science Series

LIGO detects more gravitational waves, from even more ancient and distant black hole collisions

Jun 02, 2017 03:13 am UTC| Science

For the third time in a year and a half, the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory has detected gravitational waves. Hypothesized by Einstein a century ago, the identification of these ripples in...

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...

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Economy

New Zealand bonds close narrowly mixed ahead of GDT auction

New Zealand bonds closed narrowly mixed on Tuesday as investors awaited Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction scheduled to be held today. At the time of closing, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, which moves...

JGBs trade tad higher in quiet session ahead of Thanksgiving Day

Japanese bonds traded a tad higher on Tuesday as investors remained sidelined in any major deal ahead of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. The similar trend has been observed in the U.S. Treasuries, which saw a downward...

Australian bond yields remain little higher as RBA meeting minutes provide no surprises

Australian government bonds remained little loweron Tuesdayas the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) November monetary policy meeting minutes provided no surprises to the market. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury...

U.S. Treasuries gain in muted trading session; eyes on Fed Chair Yellen’s speech

The U.S. Treasuries slightly gained Monday as investors remained sidelined in any major trading activity amid a silent session that witnessed data of little economic significance. Participants are now waiting to watch the...

EUR/USD likely to appreciate gradually towards 1.25-1.26 by end of 2018, says Credit Agricole CIB

The EUR/USD currency pair is expected to gradually appreciate towards the 1.25-1.26 level by the end of 2018, according to a recent report by Credit Agricole CIB. That said, risks for the pair remain tilted to the upside...

Politics

Why PR agencies and their spin should be the subject of greater scrutiny

It was one of the biggest and best-known British PR agencies around. So when Bell Pottinger came crashing down earlier this year, you could be forgiven for wondering why it hadnt prepared a better crisis strategy to deal...

Kuwait's economic interest in mediating the Qatar-Gulf crisis

A blockade against Qatar by its Gulf neighbours is now in its fifth month. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates severed socio-economic ties with Qatar as punishment for its alleged support of terrorism...

Xi Jinping sets out plans to make China great again

In 1793, in his letter to Britains King George III, Chinas Qianlong emperor rejected all the British requests to improve the state of trade between England and China. After all, the Middle Kingdom possesses all things in...

Terrorist leaders in the Philippines are dead – will democracy be restored?

For almost five months, 21 million people in the southern Philippines have been living under martial law. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in the province of Mindanao in May in response to...

Why the new banking laws won’t be the slam dunk the government is expecting

The federal government is set to enact new laws covering Australian banks, senior executives and directors. Called the Banking Executive Accountability Regime (BEAR), it imposes new legal obligations on banks and their...

Science

Cancer Patient Injected With Vaccine For The First Time

Cancer is one of the last remaining major illnesses that still does not have a vaccine, but human trials have finally begun to change all this. Moderna Therapeutics just injected a patient with a cancer vaccine for the...

New Zealand’s Plan To Weaponize CRISPR To Annihilate Pests Sparks Debate In Scientific Community

Its always the same story. Governments want to use science as a weapon of mass destruction, certain members of the scientific community speak up about the potential consequences, and the debates ensue. In the case of New...

Scientists Achieved Real-Time Gene Editing In Live Human Subject For The First Time

Gene editing is considered by many as the future of medicine. The potential uses attributed to the field range from curing all kinds of diseases to making humans practically invulnerable. For the first time, scientists...

Scientist Proves Brain Implant Can Improve Memory By 30%

These days, one of the hottest topics in the tech and medical industries is the matter of cybernetics or merging man with machine. A scientist has recently advanced this field by demonstrating how a brain implant can...

FDA Approves New Smart Pill, Raises Concerns Of U.S. Government Spying

For the most part, developing new medical technologies is a huge benefit to people. Take for instance the smart pill that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just approved, which is meant to monitor if patients are...

Technology

EA Scrambles To Fix Need For Speed Loot Boxes In Light Of Battlefront II Outrage

In a way, its almost admirable how Electric Arts (EA) believed it could push a pay-to-win (P2W) system in a full-priced game worth $60 like Star Wars Battlefront II and gamers would not mind. Unfortunately for the...

DJI Offers $30K In Bug Bounty Program Then Threatens To Sue Cybersecurity Researcher

Bug bounty programs have become common in the tech industry, with companies offering money to white hat hackers who will then find security problems for them. DJI did the same thing in August, which resulted in a security...

Samsung Galaxy X Foldable Phone Gets Official Support Page

Not a lot of U.S. consumers might know this, but Samsung also has its own smartphone offering with the letter X on it. Its the Galaxy X and it has been the subject of rumors for years. Thanks to the addition of a support...

Tesla Roadster 2.0 Goes 0-60Mphs In 1.9 Seconds And Might Fly

Last week, Elon Musk got on stage to showcase his new electric semi and the new version of the companys Roadster. The CEO rattled specs that elicited screams of excitement from the audience, including acceleration of...

Apple’s Female Diversity Chief Resigning Following Outrage Over ‘Blue-Eyed, Blond Men’ Comment

Last week, news broke out that the female diversity chief of Apple, Denise Young Smith was resigning after the backlash she received following certain unfortunate remarks she made in October. This is a surprising turn of...
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BRCAGED Net Payroll Jobs*

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77 k

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77 k

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RURetail Sales YY

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3.0 %

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3.9 %

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3.1 %

November 21 13:55 UTC 473473m

USRedbook MM

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-1.2 %

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USRedbook YY

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2.3 %

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USMBA Mortgage Applications

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3.1 %

November 22 12:00 UTC 17981798m

USMortgage Market Index

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401.7 Bln EUR

November 22 13:30 UTC 18881888m

USJobless Claims 4-Wk Avg

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237.75 k

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USInitial Jobless Claims

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240 k

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249 k

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USContinued Jobless Claims

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1.882 Mln

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1.860 Mln

November 22 14:30 UTC 19481948m

BRForeign Exchange Flows*

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-3.412 Bln USD

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