Nick Trewhella

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A Day in the Life of a Tour de France Rider

The Commute<p>Marshall Kappel<p>The wake-up alarm goes off about three hours before the stage start, explained Simon Gerrans of the Orica-BikeExchange team. Once out of bed, it’s off to breakfast and then onto the team bus for the commute. “Sometimes the transfers are under an hour, sometimes they're …

Cycling

Elon Musk makes some strange financial decisions

At 44-years old Musk has built a business empire that is unique, with the three companies he leads worth almost $50 billion combined. In the process of building his empire, the businessman has used some strange financial moves, according to the Wall Street Journal.<p>He has bought bonds issued by one …

The Sad Truth That Apple and Exxon Reveal About Our Economy

How the mighty have fallen.<p>Tuesday brought two seismic announcements in the business world. First, ExxonMobil was stripped of its AAA rating by S&P, …

Investing

Why Space and Time Might Be an Illusion

This past fall, the world of physics celebrated the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which forms the foundation of our modern understanding of the force of gravity. Einstein's creation has been the ultimate antidote to a blasé, seen-it-all attitude that sometimes …

When the International Space Station Goes Kaput in 2024, What Comes Next?

Bigelow's BEAM (the big bump at center-right) will soon provide 2% of ISS's living space. Image source: Bigelow Aerospace.<p>Moving day is fast approaching. Sometime in 2023 or 2024, the Russians have said they will abandon the International Space Station. Assuming they carry through on this plan, …

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Publicly Traded Private Equity Investment Companies - Which One To Choose

Bloomber Business 21 January 2016 published an article, based on the study carried out by Hamilton Lane, stating that private equity returns to the …

If you want to make it as an investment banker, there’s one program you absolutely need to master

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>ShutterStock / Wolfilser If you want to make it as an investment banker, a mastery of Microsoft Excel is key.<p>Excel is probably the most …

The freeze-dried food diet: What Scott Kelly’s year in space can tell us about our gut

<b>By Danielle Prieur</b><p>Growing up, you might remember trying “astronaut food” like freeze dried ice cream while on a field trip to your local science …

NASA Has Designed a Warp Ship Inspired by ‘Star Trek’s Enterprise

When does science-fiction become science fact? Throughout various mediums over the last few centuries, we’ve seen early versions of concepts that …

QE, inflation and the BoE's unreliable boyfriend: seven years of record low rates

We look back over seven years of ultra-loose monetary policy<p>Seven years ago on Saturday (5 March), the Bank of England slashed interest rates to a record low of 0.5%. At the time, the cut and plans to pump billions of pounds of electronic money into the economy seemed like an emergency measure to …

France tells British voters migrants will flow to Britain after EU exit | Reuters

AMIENS, France/LONDON (Reuters) - France warned Britain on Thursday it would end border controls and let thousands of migrants move on to its neighbor if British voters backed leaving the European Union.<p>(L-R) French President Francois Hollande, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Director …

France

Chair of Commons committee criticises firms for ‘building at a rate to maximise their profits rather than address the country’s housing need’<p>Britain’s developers have been accused of increasing their profits from the UK’s housing crisis by restricting the supply of new houses to keep prices …

David Cameron says his EU campaign is Project Fact, not Project Fear

David Cameron has styled himself the leader of “Project Fact”, dismissing claims that he is trying to scare voters into remaining in the EU.<p>The prime minister, who has repeatedly characterised a decision to leave the EU as a “leap in the dark”, has been accused of playing up the risks of Brexit in …

This Is the Trade Deal We Will Strike Post-Brexit

The Prime Minister has demanded the Leave side explain their plan for life outside the EU, hoping perhaps we will descend into civil war over …

Great Britain

House prices jumped 2.5% in January, says Land Registry

Price increase was the biggest monthly leap in England and Wales since June 2002<p>House prices in England and Wales jumped by 2.5% in January, adding more than £4,700 to the average cost of a property, official figures show.<p>A fall in the number of homes coming onto the market, combined with the …

Housing

Ratings agency says downgrade would push up UK’s government borrowing costs and hurt its standing in global markets<p>The UK would lose its top credit score if the public voted to leave the EU in the 23 June referendum, ratings agency Standard & Poor’s said in a fresh warning on Thursday.<p>The only big …

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The main arguments the Leave and Remain campaigns are offering regarding EU membership are geopolitical and constitutional rather than economic. Nonetheless, the economics is important. Furthermore, by understanding certain key economic facts we can grasp much better why the UK is likely to end up …

How the Sun Protects Earth From Getting Clobbered By an Asteroid

The Earth grew up in an awfully rough neighborhood and it’s always needed the help of powerful friends. This was specially true in the early days of …

Asteroids

Brexit could benefit UK economy, says £8bn fund manager

One of Britain’s most influential fund managers has said a British withdrawal from the EU would have no long-term negative impact on the UK economy and could even benefit it in the short term.<p>Neil Woodford, whose £8bn fund has large stakes in leading British companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, BT …

UK Economy

Brexit hit to UK industry would slow GDP growth by 0.5 percent a year: trade group CEEMET | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Reduced trade and weaker industrial productivity could slow Britain’s economic growth by 0.5 percent a year for the next 15 years if it leaves the European Union, a European engineering association said on Tuesday.<p>A worker answers a telephone in the office of Brexit group …

Britain's economy will be worse off if it leaves the EU: Reuters poll | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s economy would be worse off if voters decide the country should leave the European Union, according to an overwhelming majority of economists polled by Reuters who also gave it a 40 percent chance of happening.<p>Offices are seen at dusk as St. Paul's Cathedral and …

RBS boss Ross McEwan: UK financial sector 'better off' in EU

<b>The chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland says he believes the UK financial sector would be better off inside the European Union.</b><p>Speaking in an interview with BBC Newsnight, Ross McEwan said the uncertainty caused by the EU vote could "slow down banking".<p>He said he would like the referendum to …

Brexit will cost UK £11bn in extra EU trade costs, research argues

Businesses and consumers will pay heavy price if UK forced to trade by WTO rules and not free trade agreement, says Lord Rose<p>Britain would be landed with £11bn in new tariffs if it left the EU and did not get a free trade agreement, according to the leader of the group campaigning to stay in. Lord …

The junior doctors' strike is run by media-savvy militants in white coats

Hard-working junior doctors deserve to be put on a pedestal, but this week their union has stretched public goodwill beyond the bounds of what is remotely reasonable<p>You thought it would never happen: a Health Secretary willing to stand up to demands by the British Medical Association – the trade …

We Used Video Games to Predict the Next President of the United States

According to our simulations, America's next president will most likely be Clinton or Rubio. Sorry, Bernie fans.<p>Sometimes, it feels like video games can predict the future. Electronic Arts' Madden NFL series has a pretty good track record when it comes to selecting Super Bowl winners. Back in 1992, …

Economists keep saying we should put a price on nature. Now they’ve finally done it

Putting a price on nature may seem like an impossible task, but economists believe that finding a way to calculate the value of natural resources is crucial when it comes to deciding whether our use of a resource is sustainable. Natural resources are capital assets, economists have argued, in the …