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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

Why the Earth's magnetic poles could be about to swap places – and how it would affect us

Jan 27, 2017 10:43 am UTC| Science

The Earths magnetic field surrounds our planet like an invisible force field protecting life from harmful solar radiation by deflecting charged particles away. Far from being constant, this field is continuously changing....

Space Science Series

Six cosmic catastrophes that could wipe out life on Earth

Jan 19, 2017 12:56 pm UTC| Science

If you ask yourself what the biggest threat to human existence is youd probably think of nuclear war, global warming or a large-scale pandemic disease. But assuming we can overcome such challenges, are we really...

Space Science Series

Astronomers spot strange, bow-like structure in Venus' atmosphere

Jan 17, 2017 15:01 pm UTC| Science

Venus is known both as the planet of love and the Earths evil twin. And although research suggests its environment is more hellish than romantic, theres actually a lot we dont know about our celestial neighbour. Now...

Space Science Series

We can learn a lot from the changing night sky

Jan 07, 2017 01:10 am UTC| Science

You cannot feel or hear the world turning. It does not rumble through space. But you can see it turn with your own eyes every day and night. And, with patience, you can see Earth travel around the Sun. As the globe...

Space Science Series

Giant atoms could help unveil 'dark matter' and other cosmic secrets

Jan 06, 2017 06:08 am UTC| Science

The universe is an astonishingly secretive place. Mysterious substances known as dark matter and dark energy account for some 95% of it. Despite huge effort to find out what they are, we simply dont know. We know dark...

Space Science Series

New insight into elusive antimatter can help unravel universe's mysteries

Jan 03, 2017 13:48 pm UTC| Science

Physicists have believed that the universe is made of both matter and antimatter since the 1930s. While we are well aware of what the physical matter is, antimatter has remained an elusive substance. But that is about...

Space Science Series

Look up! Your guide to some of the best meteor showers for 2017

Jan 02, 2017 11:23 am UTC| Science

After a disappointing 2016, when most of the annual major meteor showers were washed out by moonlight, 2017 looks far more promising. Of the big three, the Quadrantids in January and Geminids in December are both...

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Economy

Poland economy starts Q2 on strong note, but lack of inflationary pressure to keep NBP's easy monetary stance intact

The Monetary Policy Council of the National Bank of Poland (NBP) decided to keep the interest rates on hold at last weeks meeting and indicated that it may not start to lift interest rates next year as analysts had...

U.S. Treasuries lose ground on strong cues from global equities; FOMC speeches in focus

The U.S. Treasuries lost ground at the start of the week on Monday in reaction to strong cues from the Wall Street ahead of a host of speeches by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) members Harker and Kashkari,...

UK gilts mixed ahead of PM May’s speech, Q1 GDP data

The UK gilts remained mixed Monday as investors wait to watch the countrys Prime Minister Theresa May speak later in the day. Also, market participants are eyeing the release of the countrys first-quarter gross domestic...

Australian bonds range-bound in thin trading activity; upbeat riskier assets weigh

The Australian bonds traded range-bound at the start of the trading week as investors remain aloof from major trading activity amid signs of possible muted session as market lacks release of any influential data. Further,...

Global series: Globalisation Under Pressure

The rise in nationalism. Brexit and Trump. Reactionary far-right parties wooing millions of voters around the world. The facts on the ground are clear: globalisation and the international economic and political system...

Politics

The firing of James Comey: Psychology helps explain what Trump got wrong

Why has President Trump failed to convince anyone other than his ardent supporters that he was justified in firing FBI Director James Comey? Even more, why did he fail to realize that the firing would call up strong...

Merkel's way looks clear after German regional elections derail her main rival

Angela Merkels Christian Democratic Union has won a resounding victory in a regional election in Germanys most populous state, North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW). The CDU is now in pole position to be the largest party when...

Iranian voters want economic justice – but the candidates don't measure up

The campaign for the 2017 election in Iran, which takes place on May 19, has now moved into its final phase. The incumbent president, Hassan Rouhani, faces an assortment of competitors. These include one of his...

The South African government hasn't given up the fight for nuclear

Nuclear energy in South Africa is a highly contested issue; so much so that a court recently ruled against the governments plans to issue a contract for the construction of eight new nuclear power stations. The ruling...

Science

There Are Now Tattoos That Can Say It Was Stupid To Get A Tattoo Out Loud

Humans have had a long history with tattoos, going back to the hunter-gatherer days when primitive tribes would mark themselves after a successful hunt or winning a war. These days, tattoos have become a fashion statement,...

Gas Station On The Moon Planned, Mars Mission Jump Point

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...

Arms Early Impressions Favorable, Nintendo Switch Motion Control Seems Good

When it was announced that Nintendo was going to be released a fighting game with motion controls called Arms, many were concerned that the response wouldnt be up to par. Based on early impressions, however, both the game...

Inoculation theory: Using misinformation to fight misinformation

As a psychologist researching misinformation, I focus on reducing its influence. Essentially, my goal is to put myself out of a job. Recent developments indicate that I havent been doing a very good job of it....

Scientist Creates Self-Healing Roads, No More “Road Closed For Repairs” Signs

Driving through traffic is bad enough in todays modern cities but potholes and congestion caused by detour signs that read Road Closed For Repairs can make the practice infinitely more aggravating. Thanks to a new...

Technology

Legal Landmines Preventing Global Adoption Of Blockchain

While Blockchain is getting widespread interest and use in various industries now, there are quite a few legal hurdles that are preventing global acceptance of the revolutionary concept. A lot of this has to do with the...

‘Order Food’ Feature Now Available In Facebook App

In the past, users would launch the Facebook app to catch up with the posts of friends and family. Recently, however, it has become clear that Mark Zuckerberg wants to make his social media company an inseparable part of...

Siri Obsolete According To Tests, AI Assistant Bar Raised Beyond Apple’s Reach

Theres no denying that artificial intelligence is becoming a huge trend in the tech industry. Amazon has Alexa and its Echo devices, while Google has Google Home and Google Assistant. There used to be a time when Apple was...

iPhone 8 Could Be Most Expensive Version Yet, Leaked Mold Photos Provide Context

No one can ever accuse Apple of selling cheap phones, but as expensive as its iPhones have been in the past, it seems the gadgets newest incarnation will be the priciest yet. Some reports are even indicating that the...

Destiny 2 Will Be 30FPS On Consoles, Period; PS4 The Better Version For Gamers?

Early impressions for Bungies Destiny 2 FPS have been good, to say the least. However, this doesnt mean that there are no issues. According to new announcements, it would seem that the game will be locked at 30 frames per...
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May 22 14:30 UTC Released

TRCentral Govt Debt Stock*

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794.5 bln TRY

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Previous

793.3 bln TRY

May 22 13:00 UTC Released

RUUnemployment Rate*

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5.3 %

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5.4 %

May 23 00:00 UTC 282282m

ARTrade Balance*

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-941 mln $

May 23 00:30 UTC 312312m

JPNikkei Mfg PMI

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52.7 bln TRY

May 23 06:00 UTC 642642m

DEGDP Detailed QQ

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0.6 %

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0.6 %

May 23 06:00 UTC 642642m

DEGDP Detailed YY

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1.7 %

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1.7 %

May 23 06:45 UTC 687687m

FRBusiness Climate

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108 bln BRL

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108 bln BRL

May 23 07:00 UTC 702702m

FRMarkit Mfg Flash PMI

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55.2 %

Previous

55.1 %

May 23 07:00 UTC 702702m

FRMarkit Comp Flash PMI

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56.7 %

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56.6 %

May 23 07:00 UTC 702702m

FRMarkit Serv Flash PMI

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56.5 %

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56.7 %

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