Ana Lim

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Let’s Spend Some Time Gazing at the Magnificence of Pluto

Wow, space is really something.<p>In the next few days, NASA will begin releasing the first-ever high-resolution photos of Pluto, one of the largest remote, non-planetary objects orbiting the sun. Taken days ago by a probe launched from Earth nearly a decade ago, the photos are part of a mission to …

Solar System

SanDisk's wireless flash drive gives your phone more storage

For all the advances we've made in mobile computing, transferring files between your phone and your desktop is still kind of a pain in the ass. We've tried using dongles, adapters and even double-sided USB thumb drives, but none of them <i>really</i> solved the problem. Today, Sandisk announced a new …

Windows 10's forced automatic updates are a good idea

Microsoft will force Windows 10 Home users to download and install updates to its operating system without any options to turn them off. A final version of the OS, distributed to testers this week, contains a clause in the end user license agreement (EULA) that reveals Windows 10 users will receive …

Time I

The New Horizons trip to Pluto will rewrite textbooks on space

This is Pluto — or, more specifically, a close-up of terrain bordering a heart-shaped feature dubbed “Tombaugh Regio,” for Pluto's discoverer, Clyde Tombaugh. The detail reveals a range of “young” mountains rising as high as 11,000 feet, which probably formed no more than 100 million years ago and …

Solar System

We, the idiots of Earth

OPEN TO OPINION<p>Pluto flyby was playing out three billion miles away and what was happening in the world of Indian politics.<p>HUMOUR<p>| Know Your Enemy | …

Astronomy

To Mars and boldly beyond: space missions to look out for

A new world of space exploration is unfolding over the next few years, from the ExoMars robot drilling to asteroid exploration, the ESA’s mission to Jupiter’s icy moons and the Solar Orbiter<p><b>ExoMars</b><p>If there was ever life on Mars, it probably existed during the first billion years following the …

Astronomy

Mysterious Mountain On Pluto's Moon Has Scientists 'Stumped'

A new close-up photo of Charon, one of Pluto's moons, revealed a mysterious feature that has scientists puzzled.<p>The image taken by the New Horizons spacecraft shows what appears to be a massive depression or pit with a mountain rising from its center.<p>“The most intriguing feature is a large mountain …

Solar System

This is why interest rates are about to start going up

If you are a saver, rejoice; if you are a borrower, the moment you had been dreading is approaching<p>If you are a saver, rejoice; if you are a borrower, the moment you had been dreading is approaching. The Bank of England is now explicitly talking about increasing interest rates: it won’t happen …

Economics

China's real problem is not the stock market, it's the engines of its economy

Financial markets everywhere are prone to bubbles, and this may just have been China's turn. But it is also likely that the boom-bust cycle was exacerbated by real reform lagging financial reform.<p>Wanted: New engines of growth<p>For a long time, China's economy grew well based on exports and …

China

One chart that shows Greece isn't the only economy being strangled by the euro

There's been so much discussion of the euro's role in the Greek financial crisis that it's easy to forget that many other eurozone countries are suffering too. The economist Lars Christensen has compiled this striking chart comparing the economic performance of euro-based economies (in red) with …

Economics

Why most of the world’s banks are headed for collapse

This brief article will explain why the world's banking system is unsound, and what differentiates a sound from an unsound bank. I suspect not one person in 1,000 actually understands the difference. As a result, the world's economy is now based upon unsound banks dealing in unsound currencies. …

Profit

Top links: How Canada’s economy went from boom to recession so fast

<i>A roundup of what The Globe and Mail's market strategist Scott Barlow is reading this morning on the Web</i>.<p>Macleans magazine posted an excellent feature on Canada's ongoing slide from economic boom to bust which, despite the alarmist title, is well worth a read. It begins with China's slowdown, which …