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MacroBusiness Monday, May 1, 2017 - 10:06 Source

From Morgan Stanley today: Newsflow and data for the ASX 200 is peaking over the next month. So with commodity linked earnings rolling, industrial outlooks being recalibrated and fiscal and monetary intentions updated, we look into the upcoming noise and break out what matters for markets. A Big Few Weeks for Markets: A run of

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Popular Science Monday, May 1, 2017 - 09:49 Source

There are so many excuses. You won a goldfish at a raffle, but you have a herd of curious cats at home. You got the goldfish in the breakup, but you travel too much to meet its needs. Your kids won't take care of the goldfish, and anything is better than watching that poor creature suffer.

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Popular Science Monday, May 1, 2017 - 09:49 Source

The week that was, in amazing science and technology images. Not "curated" or anything rubbish like that, just all together in the one story so you can admire them.

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Popular Science Monday, May 1, 2017 - 09:49 Source

The waters surrounding Hawaii's eight main islands contain more than 410,000 acres of living coral reefs. If strung together, the reefs would be bigger than Oahu, Hawaii's third largest island. And because of Hawaii's geographic isolation, the reefs support unique life. The Hawaiian Monk Seal, the Bandit Angelfish—even some of the types of coral that comprise the reef itself—are found nowhere else on earth. It's a shame that our sunscreen might be killing them.

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Popular Science Monday, May 1, 2017 - 09:49 Source

You may have seen headlines proclaiming that the great mystery of Antarctica's "Blood Falls" has finally been solved. That's a little silly, because the big mystery—the question of why blood-like bright red liquid oozes out of the otherwise white surface of Taylor Glacier—hasn't been all that mysterious for some time. Two years ago, a study suggested that the water, a salty brine full of interesting microbial life and colored by a high level of iron, seems to come up from an underground waterway that connects visible lakes on the surface.

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Popular Science Monday, May 1, 2017 - 09:49 Source

Today's spacesuits are designed to work well while astronauts float around outside the International Space Station. But they're not quite right for walking around on the moon or Mars—they're too heavy and don't provide enough flexibility in the hips and knees. That's why NASA is investing in a next-generation spacesuit for exploring deep space.

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Popular Science Monday, May 1, 2017 - 09:49 Source

On January 15, 2016, a dead humpback whale was spotted floating off the coast of Virginia Beach. Then Virginia played host to two more stranded humpbacks. So began a terrible trend.

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Popular Science Monday, May 1, 2017 - 09:49 Source

China will be sending a multi-warship task force across the oceans for six months, setting a record for the longest Chinese naval deployment. While the PLAN has not engaged in combat for nearly 30 years since the 1988 South China Sea skirmishes with Vietnam, it has made it a priority to display its naval might and participate in exercises to build relationships with other navies.

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Popular Science Monday, May 1, 2017 - 09:49 Source

This may not come as a total surprise, but NASA has announced it's delaying the maiden flight of its super-duper powerful rocket. The Space Launch System (SLS)—destined to carry humankind beyond Earth's orbit, to the moon and Mars—was supposed to launch in late 2018. Now the target has changed to sometime in 2019.

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Popular Science Monday, May 1, 2017 - 09:49 Source

The moons orbiting Jupiter and Saturn lie far from the sun's warmth. Most have no atmosphere, and many are covered in an icy sheath miles thick. They're also our best bet for finding life in our own solar system. Beneath the frozen crusts lie vast oceans, and space agencies in the United States and beyond are hard at work on the robots that will one day visit them.

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Popular Science Monday, May 1, 2017 - 09:49 Source

Our smartphones and other gadgets are powered by lithium-ion batteries, but as companies like Samsung know all too well, those charge-holders can be flammable under the wrong conditions. The hazards of lithium-ion batteries are also a concern for another group, one with a strong incentive to keep fires at bay: the U.S. Navy. Now chemists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NLR) have announced a new battery technology that they say is both safe and rechargeable, and could make its way into electric vehicles, bikes, or ships.

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MacroBusiness Monday, May 1, 2017 - 09:43 Source

Some good news here:  Australian manufacturing continued its recent recovery in April with the Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI® ) climbing 1.7 points to 59.2 points (results above 50 indicate expansion with the distance from 50 points indicating the strength of expansion). This was the seventh consecutive month of

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, May 1, 2017 - 09:00 Source

By freef’all852 Turning government responsibility from service provider to one of social cohesion. The entire premise of granting public monies via infrastructure grants or tax relief to big corporations is that THEY; the corporations and businesses are the “creators of work and jobs via a “trickle-down-effect” to benefit, eventually, the workers of the nation. This is…

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The Melbourne Urbanist Monday, May 1, 2017 - 08:13 Source

Those who cycle to work have better health prospects than those who commute by car or transit, but it’s unlikely all the public health benefits would scale up if a lot more of us cycled What are the public health benefits of riding to work?

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En Passant Monday, May 1, 2017 - 08:00 Source

Morrison’s 2017 Budget Debt: The good, the bad and the ugly

 

The Turnbull Government’s propaganda about good and bad debt is a smokescreen to justify further attacks on welfare spending, writes John Passant in Independent Australia

 

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