New Horizons: Sharpest images of Pluto’s surface – BBC News

The New Horizons probe has at last returned some of the super-sharp pictures it took of Pluto during its historic flyby in July.The images released by the US space agency on Friday show details on the surface of the dwarf planet at a resolution better than 80m per pixel.On Earth at this scale, one could easily discern a city park.

Source: New Horizons: Sharpest images of Pluto’s surface – BBC News

Canberra archaeologists discover fossils of giant rats the size of dogs in East Timor – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Canberra archaeologists have found fossils of giant rats the size of small dogs.A team from the Australian National University discovered seven species of large rats during a recent trip to East Timor.The species would have looked similar to modern rats but ranged in size from about 1.5 kilograms to five kilograms.

Source: Canberra archaeologists discover fossils of giant rats the size of dogs in East Timor – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Leadership inspiration from the Womens World Cup 2015 | Chris-Warburton.com

Those of you who know me well, know I am not a great follower of football (soccer). However this year is the Womens World Cup.Initially I started to follow because it was being played in Canada with both Canada and England playing in the tournament. However, as the tournament has progressed, my familiarity with the teams has improved, excitement of the games increased and now I am hooked.

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FCA to study ‘Big Data’ use by insurers | Reuters

Britain’s financial watchdog has begun looking at how “big data” affects prices of home and car insurance to see if a formal market review is needed.Big data refers to the use of new or expanded data on consumers from a wide range of internal and outside sources such as debit and credit card purchases, social media postings, mobile phone apps, and even from sensors in cars to show driving habits.The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said it wanted to understand how this has developed in recent years and might change over the next five years.

Source: FCA to study ‘Big Data’ use by insurers | Reuters

Netflix accounts for more than a third of prime-time internet traffic in North America – Quartz

Just in case Netflix hadn’t completely established itself as a juggernaut, here’s more evidence of its all-consuming hold on consumers: The video-streaming company nets roughly 35% of aggregate peak-period internet traffic in North America, according to a new report.

Source: Netflix accounts for more than a third of prime-time internet traffic in North America – Quartz

Exploring Hong Kong’s derelict and abandoned history – BBC News

Urbex, short for “urban exploration”, is the practice of exploring man-made structures, often abandoned or off-limits, and photographing them.It is sometimes done with the owners’ permission, but not always, although urban explorers insist they never steal, damage or vandalise anything.One group in Hong Kong – HK Urbex – has explored ruined residences, old movie theatres and even an abandoned prison.One of the group’s co-founders, who goes by the name ‘Echo-Delta’, tells the BBC about his passion for urbex.

Source: Exploring Hong Kong’s derelict and abandoned history – BBC News

King Tutankhamun’s tomb: Evidence grows for hidden chamber – BBC News

Egyptian officials now say they are “90% sure” that there is a hidden chamber in King Tutankhamun’s tomb.The Antiquities Ministry said it had carried out scans to gather more information about the theory.Archaeologist Nicholas Reeves believes Tutankhamun’s remains may have been rushed into an outer chamber of what was originally Queen Nefertiti’s tomb.

Source: King Tutankhamun’s tomb: Evidence grows for hidden chamber – BBC News