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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

Astronomers to peer into a black hole for the first time with new Event Horizon Telescope

Mar 18, 2017 06:54 am UTC| Insights & Views Science

Ever since first mentioned by Jon Michell in a letter to the Royal Society in 1783, black holes have captured the imagination of scientists, writers, filmmakers and other artists. Perhaps part of the allure is that these...

Space Science Series

NASA Plans To Explore Water Worlds To Look For Alien Life

Mar 16, 2017 00:18 am UTC| Technology

Exploring other worlds has always been a goal that government agencies like NASA were meant for, but technological and resource limitations have always been huge obstacles. Now, the American space agency is looking to...

Space Science Series

Fly me to the Moon? Why the world should be wary of Elon Musk's space race

Mar 06, 2017 13:21 pm UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Want to fly to the moon? Well, now you wont have to bother with all those years of rigorous astronaut training all you need is a huge wad of cash. Elon Musk, technopreneur, has built a small spaceship called Dragon and if...

Space Science Series

Elon Musk’s SpaceX To Fly Two People Around The Moon; Will They Beat NASA To It?

Mar 02, 2017 00:14 am UTC| Technology

At a Monday briefing, SpaceX revealed that two people have already paid the company to fly them around the moon on a Falcon Heavy space rocket flight in 2018. We are excited to announce that SpaceX has been approached...

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Solar system with seven Earth-like planets found around nearby star – here's what they could be like

Feb 28, 2017 07:12 am UTC| Science

There have been many discoveries of potentially habitable planets orbiting stars other than our own over the last few years. Now things are getting even more exciting. Scientists have documented a star surrounded by no...

Space Science Series

NASA Cargo Successfully Delivered To ISS Via SpaceX Dragon, Announces 7 Earth-Size Planets Around Nearby Star: Is This The Next Space Frontier?

Feb 24, 2017 00:04 am UTC| Technology

SpaceXs the Dragon cargo ship containing over 2 tons of NASA supplies was finally captured by the robotic arm of the International Space Station (ISS). Astronauts Shane Kimbrough of NASA and Thomas Pesquet of the European...

Space Science Series

Organic molecules found on giant asteroid Ceres – why that's a such a huge deal

Feb 17, 2017 01:59 am UTC| Science

Sometimes, I think scientists are just that little bit too modest. A new paper in Science has a humdinger of a title: Localized aliphatic organic material on the surface of Ceres. It doesnt exactly trip off the tongue and...

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Economy

Australia 10-year bond yield hits 5-week high tracking overnight losses in U.S. Treasuries, UK Gilts and German bunds

Australian government bonds slumped on last trading day of the weekFridayfollowing overnight losses in the U.S. Treasuries, UK Gilts and Germany bunds, where 10-year Note yield breached 2.90 percent. The yield on...

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...

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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