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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

Alien Contact Could Be Done In 20 Years, Thanks To New Self-Healing Technology

Dec 12, 2016 09:19 am UTC| Technology

Space exploration is a field of science that still eludes humanity even after creating the technology that could reach the moon. One of the biggest challenges that impede complete interstellar travel has been the matter of...

Space Science Series

Ice ages have been linked to the Earth's wobbly orbit - but when is the next one?

Dec 10, 2016 07:00 am UTC| Nature

Over the last two and a half million years the Earth has undergone more than 50 major ice ages, each having a profound effect on our planets climate. But what causes them and how do we predict when the next big ice age...

Space Science Series

It's been a turbulent start, but Juno is now delivering spectacular insights into Jupiter

Dec 06, 2016 03:55 am UTC| Science

There was much excitement when the Juno spacecraft successfully arrived at Jupiter in July, after a five-year journey through the solar system. A perfect engine firing placed the solar-powered spacecraft into just the...

Space Science Series

EU Approves Mars Rover Funding, 1.4 Billion Euros Set Aside

Dec 05, 2016 10:32 am UTC| Technology

A new project intended to search for signs of life on Mars was just approved for funding by the EU. The initiative involves sending the Mars Rover for yet another seeking mission as well as ensuring that the union can...

Space Science Series

Decades of attempts show how hard it is to land on Mars – here's how we plan to succeed in 2021

Dec 04, 2016 02:07 am UTC| Science

Europe has been trying to land on Mars since 2003, but none of the attempts have gone exactly according to plan. A couple of months ago, the ExoMars Schiaparelli landing demonstrator crashed onto the planets surface,...

Space Science Series

What does empty space sound like? We need your help to find out

Nov 24, 2016 00:17 am UTC| Science

We know that there is sound on planets and moons in the solar system places where theres a medium through which sound waves can be transmitted, such as an atmosphere or an ocean. But what about empty space? You may have...

Space Science Series

Less secrecy could help astronomy stop the bullying and harassment within its ranks

Nov 23, 2016 03:00 am UTC| Insights & Views Science

Shocking allegations of bullying, harassment and sexual assault at CSIROs Astronomy and Space Sciences (CASS) division were revealed on Sunday by the ABCs Background Briefing program. In CASS alone, the Radio National...

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Economy

FxWirePro: The Day Ahead- 8th December 2017

Lots of economic data and events scheduled for today and some with high volatility risks associated. Data released so far: Australia: Hoe loans down 0.6 percent in October. Investment lending for homes grew 1.6...

FxWirePro: The Day Ahead- 7th December 2017

Lots of economic data and events scheduled for today and some with high volatility risks associated. Data released so far: Australia: October trade balance came at $105 million. Upcoming: Japan:...

U.S. Commerce department announces affirmative preliminary circumvention Rulings on Steel from Vietnam

Last night, U.S. Commerce Department announced preliminary affirmative circumvention rulings on steel imported from Vietnam accusing that corrosion-resistant steel (CORE) and certain cold-rolled steel flat products...

FxWirePro: The Day Ahead- 6TH December 2017

Lots of economic data and events scheduled for today and some with high volatility risks associated. Data released so far: Australia: Third-quarter GDP up 0.6 percent, up 2.8 percent from a year...

Norges Bank’s survey shows strong growth in mainland, growth likely to be higher in 2018

The Regional Network, Norges Banks business survey, shows strong growth in the Norwegian mainland economy. The Regional Network shows growth at 0.6 percent sequential in the last three months, consistent with Norges Banks...

Politics

Latino elites are paying the California dream forward

American Latino economic elites have incomes and wealth in the top 5 percent of earners. Some own multi-million-dollar companies or work as corporate executives. Latino politicians like Kevin De León, who is...

Brexit: why Macron has more room to manoeuvre than May and Merkel

Despite the valiant efforts of both the EU and the UK to uphold confidence in the Brexit negotiations process, its clear the talks have been deeply unsatisfactory for both sides. Fundamental conflicts of interest and...

Why PR agencies and their spin should be the subject of greater scrutiny

It was one of the biggest and best-known British PR agencies around. So when Bell Pottinger came crashing down earlier this year, you could be forgiven for wondering why it hadnt prepared a better crisis strategy to deal...

Catalonia crisis: Spain enters unchartered territory following Madrid move to end autonomy

Shortly after Catalonias parliament in Barcelona voted to declare independence from Spain on October 27, the senate in Madrid voted to trigger Article 155 of the Spanish constitution, removing Catalonias autonomy. In...

China's ambition burns bright - with Xi Jinping firmly in charge

The most important political event of 2017, the 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress, has concluded. And while there was much to digest, one image above all stands out: Xi Jinpings political dominance and his burning...

Science

Scientists Prevent Weight Gain Despite High Fat Diet

The alarming rate of obesity and weight gain in industrialized nations is one of the most concerning health issues plaguing developed countries today. Scientists might have just come much closer to finally ending this...

Study Says Air Pollution Makes Exercise Pointless, Poses Huge Health Risks To Unborn Babies

Scientists have been encouraging older people to exercise in order to stay healthy, but according to a recent study, air pollution makes this rather pointless. Whats more, another study found that a dirty atmosphere has...

Baby Born Via Transplanted Uterus For The First Time

Further proving that advances in medical science never cease to amaze, a woman just gave birth to a baby with a transplanted uterus. This is the first time it has ever happened in the U.S. and provides hope to a lot of...

Smartphone Addiction Increases Anxiety And Depression, Study Finds

It might feel like the same old story, where elders take issue with new technology and tell the younger generation that their addiction to gadgets would result in problems. However, this time, tutting adults might have...

Thousands Of HIV Patients To Be Injected With HIV Vaccine In Human Trials

Even though HIV has been part of the human consciousness for several decades, creating a cure has proven difficult. Now, an international collaboration is about to perform human trials by injecting thousands of patients...

Technology

Far Cry 5 Delayed Due To Ubisoft’s Newfound Commitment To Quality

Ubisoft just announced that it will be delaying the release of several of its upcoming titles, including Far Cry 5 and the Crew 2. This is apparently due to the success of Assassins Creed Origins, which is currently being...

Net Neutrality Death May Or May Not Kill Bitcoin, Experts Disagree With Each Other

One of the biggest hot-button topics in the American political landscape right now is Net Neutrality and the upcoming vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to kill it. While many fear that the death of a free...

Vine Creator Teases New App, Could It Be Vine 2.0?

Reports that the creator of the previously popular app Vine was making a follow-up app started circulating recently when he revealed that he was working on a side project. Now, Dom Hofmann is teasing the internet with an...

Steam No Longer Accepts Bitcoin For Video Game Purchase

Even though Bitcoin is continuing to skyrocket in value, at least one prominent tech entity is jumping off the crypto bandwagon instead of on it. Valve just announced that it would no longer accept the digital currency on...

Accidental Leak Of God Of War March 2018 Release Date Might Have Been Intentional

Gamers recently spotted a release date on the PlayStation Stores God of War page. At the time, the page said that Kratos is coming back on March 22, 2018. The date has since been changed to December 31, 2018, but many are...
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