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Rising loonie: Who wins and who loses?

Buoyed by strong sentiment about the state of the Canadian economy, and getting the benefit of general weakness in the U.S. greenback, the Canadian …

Magnepan MMGi speakers are a stupendously thin wall of sound

Chances are you've never heard -- or seen -- a speaker that sounds like the Magnepan MMGi.<p>Magnepan is known for its large flat panel speakers, but it also offers smaller, more affordable ones. The original MMG shared much of the same tech as the bigger Magnepans and won the hearts of many aspiring …

The Greatest Albums You’ve Never Heard

There are <b>cult heroes</b>, and there are <b>one-hit wonders</b>. And then there are bona fide megastars who, despite enjoying worldwide acclaim, still release …

Ask Ethan: Can The Universe Still End In A Big Crunch?

One of the biggest advances of the 20th century has been to identify exactly how rich, expansive, and massive our Universe actually is. With approximately two trillion galaxies contained in a volume some 46 billion light years in radius centered on us, our Observable Universe allows us to …

Universe

How Mars is slowly killing its biggest moon

The Night Sky in January 2016: Phobos, the larger of the two Martian moons, is on a path to destruction<p>Phobos. It means fear. With a seven-mile diameter, it is the innermost and biggest moon of Mars. Our impressive Nasa picture shows a world so small that a jumping astronaut would be propelled into …

Astronomy

Is this ‘skinny’ black hole starved of stars, or will it morph over time into a supermassive monster?

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — An astrophysicist has discovered something even rarer than a double-black hole galaxy: a skinny black hole.<p>The University of …

Black Holes