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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

March global PMI surveys give warning shorts on global growth

In the midst of increasing chorus of rising positive views regarding the global economic health, March PMI surveys showed a warning short. The surveys indicated the rate of global economic growth warning for the first time...

U.S. Treasuries suffer ahead of initial jobless claims, host of FOMC members’ speeches

The U.S. Treasuries suffered Thursday as investors wait to watch the countrys initial jobless claims, scheduled to be released today by 12:30GMT. Also, the Federal Open Market Committees (FOMC) members Brainard, Quarles,...

UK gilts plunge despite worse-than-expected March retail sales data; BoE’s MPC members’ speech in focus

The UK gilts plunged during European session Thursday despite a worse-than-expected reading of the countrys retail sales data for the month of March released today. Market participants shall now be focussing on a host Bank...

Australian March employment rises in March, signals optimistic outlook for full year

Australias employment index for the month of March rose, although downward revisions to February show that the record run of jobs gains is over. The slowdown in employment growth comes on the back of a very strong run...

New Zealand bonds slump at close after Q1 consumer price inflation tops market expectations

New Zealand government bonds slumped at the time of closing Thursday after the countrys consumer price inflation (CPI) for the first quarter of this year, topped market expectations, which added bearishness to the...

Politics

Rise of cryptocurrencies could curb American power

There has been a lot of talk in foreign policy circles of the coming post-American world in which the international system will transition from a unipolar to a multipolar system. But, as we currently stand, the US remains...

South Africa's future hinges on Ramaphosa's strategic skills

South Africas 2018 State of the Nation address by the president of South Africa has been postponed. This unprecedented step makes it clear that the country is seeing the final days of Jacob Zuma as president although it...

Is full transparency good for democracy?

With the approval of President Donald Trump, the House of Representatives released the so-called Nunes memo on Feb. 2. In it, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes describes alleged abuses of surveillance...

Empowering the powerless: Let's end energy poverty

Power to the people, the activists chanted in the 1960s. The revolutionaries of yesteryear never dreamed of the scientific and technological innovations that could light up distant shelters and communities in the...

How neoliberalism is damaging your mental health

There is a widespread perception that mental ill health is on the rise in the West, in tandem with a prolonged decline in collective well-being. The idea that there are social and economic causes behind this perceived...

Science

Undetected Asteroid Nearly Missed The Earth, Shows Glaring Holes In Detection Capabilities

Its a general rule to trust governments and space agencies to be able to do things like detect oncoming asteroids that might impact the earth at some point. However, a recent incident proves that there are still holes in...

USDA Is Cool With Scientists Genetically Editing Food

In case anyone was wondering what the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) was doing with all of the genetic engineering thats going on in the world of food, the answer is absolutely nothing. The agency recently...

Reputed Journal Retracts Flawed CRISPR Paper A Little Too Late

Science is a process that is often riddled with issues that affect the results of the work being done. This is why multiple experiments need to be conducted first before making conclusions and why papers need to be...

Study Of Chilean ‘Alien’ Mummy Causing Minor International Incident

Weird things happen in the scientific community all the time but a recent study that involves the so-called alien mummy called Ata is threatening to cause a bit of an international incident. Basically, the scientists...

Even Chocolate Is Bad For The Environment, Valentine’s Day & Easter Are Natural Disasters

Chocolate is undoubtedly one of the most popular treats all around the world. Its practically synonymous with at least two international holidays; Valentines Day and Easter. However, it turns out that this delicious...

Technology

Elon Musk Admits Over-Automation Is A Problem For Tesla, Needs More Humans

It seems car factory workers have reason to rejoice since Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed that more human involvement is needed in order to produce cars. The embattled tech billionaire had to admit recently that...

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Coming To Xbox Game Pass

Halo is arguably the biggest franchise in the Xbox console exclusive lineup and even though some of the latest titles have disappointed some fans, there is still some weight to the legacy of the Master Chief. Thats why its...

Terraria: Otherworld Cancelled Following Three-Year Development

Game cancellations are nothing new, but they are almost always a disappointment to players who will never get to try them. Recently, this happened to the previously-upcoming title Terraria: Otherworld, which was a spinoff...

Everybody Calm Down, Fortnite Battle Royale Is Not Shutting Down

Reports recently began swirling that Fortnite Battle Royale was going to be canceled because of a lawsuit with PUBG Corp over copyright infringement. A Tweet from the official Epic Games Twitter account supposedly said so....

Google Play Hosts Dangerous Malware Intended For State-Style Surveillance

From the looks of it, it seems the tech world is becoming a more dangerous place than most people realize. The Google Play online store was apparently fooled to host apps that contain malicious software intended for...
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