Flash Boys, the author’s best-selling exposé of high-speed trading, made some of Wall Street’s richest people very angry. Dissecting the reaction, he argues that the furor has obscured his book’s real news.
Eighty years ago the UK reintroduced a 30mph speed limit in built up areas. With calls to reduce the limit, Chris Stokel-Walker looks at its history and future.
A global ocean lies beneath the icy crust of Saturn’s geologically active moon Enceladus, according to new research using data from NASA’s Cassini mission.Researchers found that the magnitude of the moon’s slight wobble, as it orbits Saturn, can only be accounted for if its outer ice shell is not frozen solid to its interior, meaning a global ocean must be present.
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Unless you want to bring back the woolly-mammoth look, you’re probably going to get a haircut at some point in your life.But if you’re searching for a good deal on your next trim, we recommend that you avoid getting your hair cut in Geneva or Zurich.
A study showing that nearly all mammals take the same amount of time to urinate has been awarded one of the 2015 Ig Nobel prizes at Harvard University.
It’s OK to use your smartphone walking down the street or on public transportation. But not at a family dinner. And definitely not in church.Users of mobile devices are struggling to find the rules of the road for how and when to use the devices around others, but a survey out Wednesday shows a surprising consensus.
A team of filmmakers in the US have made the first ever scale model of the Solar System in a Nevada desert.
The claim that the Inuit have 50 words for snow has endured for decades, but it now looks as if the Scots have beaten that figure. Researchers on a new Scots thesaurus say they have found more than 400 Scots words for the white stuff, from “feefle” to “flindrikin”, “spitters” to “snaw-pouther”.
Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope for the first time have spotted a star system that later produced an unusual supernova explosion of a white dwarf, the stripped-down core of an ordinary star at the end of its life.
On a fall morning in 2009, a team of three young physicists huddled around a computer screen in a small office overlooking Broadway in New York. They were dressed for success—even the graduate student’s shirt had buttons—and a bottle of champagne was at the ready. With a click of the mouse, they hoped to unmask a fundamental particle that had eluded physicists for decades: the Higgs boson.Of course, these men weren’t the only physicists in pursuit of the Higgs boson. In Geneva, a team of hundreds of physicists with an $8 billion machine called the Large Hadron Collider also was in the hunt. But shortly after starting for the first time, the LHC had malfunctioned and went offline for repairs, opening a window three guys at NYU hoped to take advantage of.The key to their strategy was a particle collider that had been dismantled in 2001 to make room for the more powerful LHC. For $10,000 in computer time, they would attempt to show that the Large Electron-Positron collider had been making dozens of Higgs bosons without anybody noticing.
You know the refrain; ‘what does the data tell us on this’, ‘if only we had the data, we would be able to understand what’s going on here’ or my personal favourite ‘stop sending me spreadsheets, my inbox is full!’.
The dust in our homes contains an average of 9,000 different species of microbes, a study suggests.Researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder analysed the dust found in 1,200 households across the United States.They discovered that the types of bacteria and fungi varied depending on where the home was located, who lived there and whether pets were present.
Scientists believe they may have found a way to turn cancerous cells back into healthy tissue.Their lab-based work suggests there is a biological step that can restore normality and stop cells replicating out of control.
A new study suggests that dementia rates aren’t increasing, but if we take a look at the age of those studied, the living conditions of those born pre and post-war plays a huge role. As younger generations become less healthy, it is likely to increase in the future
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A “lonely mountain” stands unaccompanied on the icy gray surface of the dwarf planet Ceres, in amazing new photographs from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft.The mountain, with an altitude of 21,120 feet (6,437 meters), is one of many gorgeous features captured in the new images, which Dawn took on Aug. 19. Shining craters, sloping ridges and round dimples also cover the surface of Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt. We at Space.com combined the photos into a video that explores the new Ceres images in detail.
NASA’s New Horizons probe shot a number of close-up photos of Pluto during the first every flyby back on July 14, 2015. Björn Jónsson took those photos and turned them into this smooth and breathtaking animation of the flyby.“Pluto’s atmosphere is included and should be fairly realistic from about 10 seconds into the animation and to the end. Earlier it is largely just guesswork that can be improved in the future once all data has been downlinked from the spacecraft,” Jónsson says. “Light from Pluto’s satellite Charon illuminates Pluto’s night side but is exaggerated here, in reality it would be only barely visible or not visible at all.”
nsolvencies by both consumers and businesses were up 10 per cent in June, compared with the year earlier month, according to a report from Statistics Canada.
Credit monitoring agency TransUnion says Canadians appear to be getting better at handling consumer debt.In its latest report, TransUnion says a shrinking percentage of debt payments are overdue by 90 days or more — even though the average balance owing continues to rise.