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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.

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video 2016: the year in space and astronomy

Dec 28, 2016 15:36 pm UTC| Science

The achievements of astrophysicists this year were as groundbreaking as they were varied. From reuniting a lander with a mothership on a comet, to seeing the most extreme cosmic events with gravitational waves, 2016 was...

Space Science Series

Scientists To Spend $1M To Chat With Aliens

Dec 27, 2016 06:34 am UTC| Science

Scientists have been aiming sensors and giant microphones at space hoping to catch some sort of signal that would signify the existence of extraterrestrial beings for years. Its basically a decades-long version of waiting...

Space Science Series

8 space reasons to look up in 2017

Dec 25, 2016 04:02 am UTC| Science

Its been a rough 2016 on Earth so I wanted to share (just some of) my reasons why I think we should celebrate New Years as 2017 is looking incredibly exciting. Everything from meteor showers and eclipses to epic space...

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Antimatter breakthrough sheds light on matter's shadowy twin

Dec 21, 2016 15:16 pm UTC| Science

It is a particularly exciting time to be a physicist, particularly in Australia. In mid-2012, the Higgs boson was discovered at CERN, and physicists from Melbourne contributed to the development of the ATLAS detector that...

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Digging for cosmic gold: the hunt for dark matter at the bottom of a gold mine

Dec 19, 2016 00:26 am UTC| Science

Dark matter is believed to be five times more prevalent in the universe than ordinary matter. But it interacts so weakly with other matter like the protons and electrons that make up the stuff around us that, to date,...

Space Science Series

A machine astronomer could help us find the unknowns in the universe

Dec 12, 2016 19:56 pm UTC| Science

What have pulsars, quasars, dark matter and dark energy got in common? Answer: each of them took the discoverer by surprise. While much of science advances carefully and methodically, the majority of truly spectacular...

Space Science Series

How we caught the first glimpse of weather on a faraway gas giant

Dec 12, 2016 19:52 pm UTC| Science

Over 3,000 exoplanets, which orbit stars other than our sun, are now known to exist with new planets and research added every day. But just knowing that a planet exists is one thing, what wed really like to know is what...

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Economy

Australian 10-year bond yield hits 2-month high, tracking weakness in U.S. Treasuries

Australian bonds slumped across the board on the first day of the trading weekMondayfollowing weakness in the U.S. Treasuries, where the latters 10-year yields rose to highest since January 2014. The yield on Australias...

Euro area flash consumer sentiment index rises in April

Consumer confidence in the euro area rose at the beginning of the second quarter. Most euro area economic sentiment surveys followed a downward trend in the first few months of this year. Indeed, in January having reached...

Hungarian wages rise year-on-year in February, wages to grow around 10 pct in 2018

Hungarys labor market continues to be in a good shape. Todays released figures showed that Hungarian wages rose 11.9 percent year-on-year in February, slightly down from Januarys recorded growth of 13.8 percent...

U.S. Treasuries silent ahead of FOMC members Evans, Williams’ speeches

The U.S. Treasuries remained silent on the end trading day of the week as investors wait to watch the Federal Open Market Committees (FOMC) members Evans and Williams deliver their speeches, later in the day, which shall...

German bunds gain after March producer price index misses market expectations

The German bunds remained on the upside Friday after the countrys producer price index (PPI) for the month of March missed market expectations and investors are now eyeing the eurozones consumer confidence index for 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

Eyebrows Were Crucial For Human Survival, Study Says

The human eyebrows are often two of the most underrated and yet essential physical aspects of a persons appearance that influences interactions. For example, a unibrow can often result in mockery and the same goes for...

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...

Elon Musk Proves How Crazy He Is With Party Balloon And Bouncy House Idea

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is considered something of a mad scientist by a lot of people, but not all for the wrong reasons. He has taken huge risks and leaps of faith that would have caused many to age prematurely with dread but...

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...

Technology

Amazon Awarded Patent To Be A Police Informant Ratting Out On Crypto Crimes

Crimes committed using cryptocurrency has been a source of concern for law enforcement agencies ever since Bitcoin started gaining popularity. It turns out that being able to conduct online transactions anonymously using a...

New Gaming Smartphone Comes With RGB Lighting, Gaming To The Extreme

Despite the fervent mockery of video game purists, smartphones are becoming viable gaming platforms. The recent releases of Fortnite Battle Royale on mobile and PUBG Mobile are proof of this concept. With the increasing...

Tim Cook Says He Doesn’t Want To Merge MacOS And iOS, Sort Of

The MacOS and the iOS are two different operating systems intended for two different sets of products that are made by Apple. One works on laptops and computers, while the other works on iPhones and iPads. Responding to...

Fortnite To Launch In China, Some Players Worry Over Too Many Features

Fortnite Battle Royale is one of those games that is already huge in the Western market before it even entered the Chinese sector, which is an incredible feat. Now, the developers are indicating that the game might finally...

Google Sacrificing Allo To Replace SMS With An iMessage Android Equivalent

Android smartphones have earned the reputation of having terrible SMS features for over 10 years. while iPhone users have been enjoying the iMessage for the better part of that same amount of time. In an effort to finally...
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