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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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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...

Space Science Series

If we find ET, don't talk to it, says the man who wants to find ET

Nov 20, 2016 23:00 pm UTC| Science

The question of whether there is intelligent life elsewhere in the universe has been asked by people for many years. But if we hear something, should we answer? In the absence of any signal from them, should we try to...

Space Science Series

Are aliens trying to tell us something? Brightest burst of radio waves detected

Nov 18, 2016 09:54 am UTC| Science

The search for mysterious fast radio bursts very brief but intense pulses of radio waves from outer space is heating up. Nobody knows what causes these powerful bursts, but some have even speculated that the signals...

Space Science Series

Why Pluto may have a large ocean beneath its icy surface

Nov 18, 2016 09:52 am UTC| Science

It may have been more than a year since NASAs New Horizon spacecraft whizzed past Pluto, but the data it captured is still helping space scientists make important new discoveries about the enigmatic dwarf planet. Now two...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries jump ahead of Jackson Hole Symposium, FOMC Kaplan’s speech

The U.S. Treasuries jumped Wednesday as investors wait to watch the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) member Kaplans speech, scheduled to be held today by 13:05GMT. Also, markets remain focussed to observe the speeches...

UK gilts continue to remain flat ahead of Q2 GDP

The UK gilts traded flat as investors wait to watch the countrys second-quarter gross domestic product, due to be released on August 24 by 08:30GMT. The yield on the benchmark 10-year gilts, hovered around 1.08 percent,...

German bonds slump after manufacturing PMI surges in August; Q2 GDP in focus

The German government bonds slumped Tuesday after the countrys manufacturing PMI surged during the month of August. Also, investors remained focussed to read the countrys second-quarter gross domestic product, scheduled to...

Global economic growth likely to maintain recent pace, support Australian economy: St George Economics

The Australian economy has enjoyed 25-1/2 years of economic growth without a recession. It is an impressive achievement, with Australia having overtaken the Netherlands previous record for the longest stretch of economic...

Japan manufacturing PMI improves to 3-month high in August

Today sees the latest public release of the Nikkei Flash Japan Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI). Published on a monthly basis approximately one week before final PMI data are released, this makes the PMI the...

Politics

A major uprising in Jerusalem and beyond is just a few missteps away

The last thing the Middle East needs is a major conflagration in Israel-Palestine but a summer crisis in Jerusalem made it clear that in the right circumstances, it really could happen. The crisis began in the early...

Charlottesville, Virginia: the history of the statue at the centre of violent unrest

The violent scenes in Charlottesville, Virginia, that led to the death of one woman and left many more injured began as a dispute over a statue of General Robert E. Lee, which sits in a local public park. However, the...

Charlottesville, Donald Trump, and the dark side of American populism

Charlottesville, Virginia is home to the University of Virginia, founded by Thomas Jefferson; he was a slave owner, but today stands as a symbol of the USs egalitarian ethos and political myth. But on August 12, some seven...

Is liking something on Facebook 'protected political speech'? It depends

Australians are often surprised to learn that their Constitution contains no right to free speech. Even the right to political speech, which is constitutionally implied, is increasingly complicated by new online platforms...

Why the withering nuclear power industry threatens US national security

These are tough times for nuclear power in the U.S. Power plants under construction are facing serious delays, halts and cost overruns. Utilities in South Carolina abandoned a project to complete construction of two power...

Science

Scientists Advance 3D-Printed Living Tissue, Artificial Organ Creation

When most people think of 3D-printing, they imagine plastic or metal objects such as furniture or machine parts. However, scientists have been working on printing living tissue as well, which would allow scientists to...

Eclipse of reason: Why do people disbelieve scientists?

If youve been paying attention, you know that on Aug. 21, were in for a special cosmic treat: the Great American Eclipse of 2017. The moons shadow will track a 4,000-kilometre course across the continental United States...

Hackers Spread Malware Via DNA, Could Destroy Police Computer Networks

Scientists and engineers have been pushing the digital frontier for decades and they have just pushed the boundaries towards new territory. Encoding a malware in DNA, scientists were able to infect computers that tried to...

Scientists Discover New Type Of Brain Cells That Could Lead To Hyperintelligence

While tech revolutionaries like Elon Musk prefer to merge man with machine in order to make humans smarter, stronger, and better, others prefer a more biological approach. A team of scientists recently discovered new types...

Expert Warns Of CRISPR Causing Class Warfare

Humanity is living in an interesting age, where scientists can finally start manipulating the human genome in ways that were not possible before due to CRISPR. Many have even hypothesized that through these amazing...

Technology

AI’s Music Album Released With Song Lyrics From YouTuber

For some time now, artificial intelligence and machine learning have been the subject of intense debate and speculation as to what they are capable of. Recently, an album was released with the music created completely by...

BioShock 10th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Is Coming, It Costs $200

BioWare is about to give collectors who are fans of the BioShock franchise a treat come November when its BioShock 10th Anniversary Collectors Edition package arrives. Its a limited offer that comes with a BioShock: The...

Shenmue 3 Trailer Finally Released, Tempering Expectations Advised

The action RPG Shenmue franchise has had a cult following since its launch in earlier console generations. Since then, the third title has had to be crowdfunded, with expectations for the end result being high. A trailer...

HTC Vive Gets $200 Cheaper Following Similar Oculus Rift Tactic

Last month, Oculus decided to slash the price of its high-end virtual reality headset, the Rift in order to make it more appealing to mass consumers. This time, its HTCs turn to make its incredibly expensive Vive unit...

Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition Sold Out In All Stores

During the 2017 Gamescom event on Sunday, Microsoft finally launched pre-orders for the special edition of its upcoming super-powered console the Xbox One X called the Xbox One X Project Scorpio. The name is obviously an...
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August 23 14:00 UTC Released

USNew Home Sales Chg MM*

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-9.4 %

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0.8 %

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USNew Home Sales-Units*

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0.571 mln

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0.612 mln

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0.610 mln

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BRForeign Exchange Flows*

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2.528 Bln USD

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JPForeign Bond Investment

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-145.5 bln JPY

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JPForeign Invest JP Stock

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-302.5 bln JPY

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ARTrade Balance*

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-495 mln $

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-748 mln $

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FRBusiness Climate

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108 %

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109 %

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GBGDP 2nd Release QQ

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0.3 %

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0.3 %

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GBGDP 2nd Release YY

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1.7 %

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1.7 %

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GBBusiness Invest QQ Prelim

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0.4 %

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0.6 %

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