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Fire at Mars test habitat shows dangers of manned mission

Fire at Mars test habitat shows dangers of manned mission

Members of the Mars Society are repairing damage from a recent fire in a greenhouse that destroyed part of a simulated Mars habitat located in the Utah desert. The incident was a harsh reminder that surviving on Mars means no help from home. The fire was caused by a heater placed too close to wooden shelves, […]

Humans met Neanderthals on way out of Africa, skull suggests

Humans met Neanderthals on way out of Africa, skull suggests

A partial skull retrieved from a cave in northern Israel is shedding light on a pivotal juncture in early human history when our species was trekking out of Africa to populate other parts of the world and encountered our close cousins the Neanderthals. ‘It is the first direct fossil evidence that modern humans and Neanderthals […]

Astronomers find oldest ever ‘solar system’ with rocky planets

Astronomers find oldest ever ‘solar system’ with rocky planets

A newly discovered solar system—- with five small rocky planets—- makes ours look like a baby. An international team of astronomers announced Tuesday that this extrasolar system is 11.2 billion years old. With the age of the universe pegged at 13.8 billion years, this is the oldest star with close-to-Earth-size planets ever found. By comparison, […]

‘Earthquake swarm’ near Texas fracking sites alarms residents

‘Earthquake swarm’ near Texas fracking sites alarms residents

Senaida Martinez throws her head back and points a finger up.  She makes her way carefully around her kitchen table, eyes fixed above, finger tracing in the air the long winding route of a thin fracture that runs across the ceiling and out into the hallway. “This one was old. We patched it up. But then […]

King Tut’s mask broken and glued back together at museum

King Tut’s mask broken and glued back together at museum

Chevron Subsidiaries Sign Agreement with SK LNG

Chevron Subsidiaries Sign Agreement with SK LNG

Thursday January 22, 2015, 7:26am PSTChevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) announced its Australian subsidiaries have signed a Sales and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with SK LNG Trading Pte Ltd (SK). As quoted in the press release, Under the SPA, SK LNG Trading, which is part of a leading industrial conglomerate in South Korea, will receive 4.15 million […]

Microsoft shows off Windows 10, HoloLens

Microsoft shows off Windows 10, HoloLens

Windows 10 will be available for one year as a free upgrade to users of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft announced Wednesday. Windows 10 is expected on the market this autumn, as the world’s largest software company tries to retain customers in the mobile era. The ‘free’ strategy is a calculated […]

Why is short selling illegal in some countries but legal in the U.S.?

A:Short selling fell under heavy scrutiny during the global financial crisis in 2007-2008, when Australia, Canada and several European nations placed bans on short selling of financial stocks. Since that time, regulations have been lifted or amended in some countries, but generally speaking, the United States has more liberal laws on short selling than most […]

Navigating The Labyrinthine US Regulations For Forex Brokers

Foreign currency exchanges (forex) run non-stop across the globe through over-the-counter markets. The global nature of this boundary-less market allows seamless access, e.g., an Australian trader can trade in euros and Japanese yen (EURJPY) through a US-based broker despite geographical boundaries. Speculative trading in the retail forex market continues to grow. As a result, there can be intermediaries […]

Bring Money! Most Expensive Countries For Tourists

Bring Money! Most Expensive Countries For Tourists

There are many budget-friendly travel destinations around the world. You can fly to Costa Rica, for example, for a few hundred dollars, and get by comfortably on about $30 a day, including accommodations, meals, activities and transportation. Your dream destination, however, might not be one of these cheaper countries. If you are traveling from the […]

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