Menu

Search

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...

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10   

Economy

Polish inflation falls below 2 pct in January, NBP likely to remain relaxed

Polands headline inflation slipped back below 2 percent in the month of January, as expected. This signifies that the National Bank of Polands projection materializes, so central banks voices calling for stable official...

UK gilts jump after January retail sales miss market expectations, albeit higher than previous

The UK gilts jumped Friday after the countrys retail sales for the month of January, missed market expectations, albeit registering figures higher than the ones seen in December. The yield on the benchmark 10-year...

UK gilts jump after January retail sales miss market expectations, albeit higher than previous

The UK gilts jumped Friday after the countrys retail sales for the month of January, missed market expectations, albeit registering figures higher than the ones seen in December. The yield on the benchmark 10-year...

German bunds flat in muted trading after wholesale price index beats estimates in January

The German bunds remained flat in a muted trading session that witnessed the least participation from investors. However, the 1-tier wholesale price index (WPI) data for the month of January topped market expectations,...

German bunds flat in muted trading after wholesale price index beats estimates in January

The German bunds remained flat in a muted trading session that witnessed the least participation from investors. However, the 1-tier wholesale price index (WPI) data for the month of January topped market expectations,...

Politics

For black celebrities like Oprah, it's impossible to be apolitical

Oprah Winfreys rousing Golden Globe speech has many speculating whether the media mogul will become a presidential candidate in 2020, with some pundits questioning the merits of another celebrity president. But to...

Politicians are inflating the evidence used to justify tax increases

Chris Doucouliagos, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Deakin Business School and Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University Many government policies are flawed because...

GOP tax plan doubles down on policies that are crushing the middle class

The U.S. middle class has always had a special mystique. It is the heart of the American dream. A decent income and home, doing better than ones parents, and retiring in comfort are all hallmarks of a middle-class...

What does Ramaphosa's victory mean for South Africa's economy?

A great deal is expected from Cyril Ramaphosa who was elected as the president of South Africas governing party, the African National Congress (ANC). This positions him to become the countrys president in 2019. Sibonelo...

Cyril Ramaphosa prepares to confront South Africa's bleak future

Among all the remarkable turns in African politics this year, one of the most momentous was Decembers ANC party congress in South Africa, where the party chose a new president: Cyril Ramaphosa, who narrowly bested...

Science

Ozone Layer Update; Not Recovering As Expected For Unknown Reasons

In the late 90s, the issue regarding the hole in the ozone layer was big in the public consciousness, but it quickly faded in light of a new gigantic threat in the form of climate change. In recent years, scientists have...

Scientists Wants To Use Poison As Male Birth Control

The pharmaceutical industry or indeed the drug market has historically used a variety of organic substances and resources to create medicine for various applications. Several poisonous plants, for example, have been turned...

Children Given New Ear Grown From Their Own Cells

Growing human body parts has been the focus of study for many in the medical industry for decades. In a recent breakthrough, a new study revealed that children with underdeveloped ears were given new ones that were grown...

Scientists Are Now Turning To AI-Powered Viruses To Kill Drug-Resistant Superbugs

Due to the proliferation of antibiotics and the careless disposal of these drugs into the environment, many drug-resistant strains of bacteria have started popping up. Aptly called Superbugs, these microorganisms have...

Mega Cities To Suffer Most Due To Rising Temperatures, Heat Waves To Assault Urban Poor And Rich Alike

Thanks to global warming, the planets temperature continues to rise despite the best attempts of countries trying to curtail the effects of carbon emissions. In a recent study, researchers have found that this rising...

Technology

Twitter Surprises Everyone By Actually Making Money

Twitter has been a bit of an oddity in the tech industry since its inception, in that it doesnt really make much money. Unlike Snapchat, Instagram, or Facebook, the sitting U.S. presidents preferred social media platform...

Fortnite Battle Royale’s Valentine’s Patch Is Here And Players Get A Crossbow

One of the best things about Epic Games Fortnite Battle Royale is the many quirky, and often timely events that it provides to its millions of players. Since Valentines Day is coming up, its only fitting that players would...

Renewable Energy Made Up Half Of New U.S. Energy In 2017

2017 saw one of the fastest adoption rates for renewable energy yet, with about half the added power coming from green sources. This is the fourth time that renewables outpaced natural gas as new additions to the power...

Elon Musk Throws Shade At LIDAR For Driverless Cars, Calls It A Crutch

LIDAR is one of the foremost technologies being used in developing self-driving technology right now, with big names like Googles Waymo and Uber frantically trying to claim supremacy using the tool. In his usual renegade...

Google Sued, Accused Of Knowingly Selling Broken Pixel Phones

When Google launched the first batch of Pixel phones, the products received mixed reactions from the industry. Many critics loved it but just as many had issues with it. Apparently, theres a portion of customers who...
  • ET PRO
  • Market Data

Market-moving news and views, 24 hours a day >

February 16 15:30 UTC Released

USECRI Weekly Annualized

Actual

8.5 %

Forecast

Previous

8.8 %

February 16 15:30 UTC Released

USECRI Weekly Index

Actual

149.8 %

Forecast

Previous

152.2 %

January 31 00:00 UTC 2645526455m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

January 31 00:00 UTC 2645526455m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

January 22 19:00 UTC 3827538275m

ARTrade Balance

Actual

Forecast

Previous

-1541 %

January 31 00:00 UTC 2645526455m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

January 22 19:00 UTC 3827538275m

ARTrade Balance

Actual

Forecast

Previous

-1541 %

January 31 00:00 UTC 2645526455m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

January 31 00:00 UTC 2645526455m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

January 31 00:00 UTC 2645526455m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

Close

Welcome to EconoTimes

Sign up for daily updates for the most important
stories unfolding in the global economy.