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Oil is now rocketing

This will give the panellists at the World Economic Forum something to talk about.<p>After a volatile week, in which oil sank below $28 (£19) a barrel, the commodity is rallying above $30 on Friday.<p>We got hints that sub-$30 oil wasn't in Saudi Arabia's plans. According to a report in the Financial …

Oil

Oil can reach $20 this year because 'the Saudis are willing to play the long game'

But according to IHS Insight's chief economist, Dr. Nariman Behravesh<i>,</i> who oversees a team of more than 400 economists, worse is yet to come.<p>"Is it feasible for oil to reach $20 per barrel in 2016? Yes it is," Behravesh said in an interview with Business Insider at the World Economic Forum in …

Oil

5 signs the stock market's sell-off is just beginning

I guess he must have missed the stock market's start this year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost over 1,000 points, from 17,591 at the close on December 31 to 16,519 by the end of the week—a loss of over 6% in one week.<p>That's more than in any other first week of the year since 1928.<p>That's …

Stock Markets

Two for the price of one: The unique binary system of Pluto and Charon

NASA’s New Horizons is described as a mission to Pluto, but one of the reasons the dwarf planet is so fascinating to scientists is that it’s part of the only known binary system in our solar system.<p>In a binary system, both members of the pair orbit around a common center of gravity. Earth is about …

Spooky Physics Phenomenon May Link Universe's Wormholes

Wormholes — shortcuts that in theory can connect distant points in the universe — might be linked with the spooky phenomenon of quantum entanglement, …

Are we wrong about black holes?

When we think ‘black hole’ we get a fairly clear impression in our head: A hole torn in space and time by immense gravity. It’s the idea that they …

Ohio State University

How we found a supercluster of 100,000 galaxies

A visualization of a galaxy map. (Courtesy of Hélène Courtois)<p>Astrophysicist Hélène Courtois works to chart the movement and locations of galaxies. …

REVIEW: Motorola's New Dirt-Cheap Smartphone Is Perfect If You Hate Carrier Contracts

Following the success of its Moto G, which the company says is its best-selling smartphone to date, Motorola is aiming to offer a smartphone that anyone can afford.<p>The new Moto E is as basic as a smartphone can get. The company has clearly made a few trade-offs to keep the price down, making the …

Mobile Technology

Plastic, Heal Thyself

A new polymer can seal much bigger holes than previous self-repairing plastics.<p>Machines that can fix themselves are such staples in fantastic fiction that the concept has its own name at TV Tropes (the 'net's ultimate guide to fiction cliches): Self Healing Phlebotinum.<p>In reality, chemists and …

Robot hand and arm gets official approval

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1075000/1075945_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522231572_b136583dec31d2665d7f8a2e6d29dfb0<p><b>A robot arm capable of picking up delicate objects has been approved for use by US medical authorities.</b><p>The Deka Arm has fingers that can move …

Robotics

Astronomers Find a Sibling Star to the Sun

Dennis Roscoe, Ph.D.<p>Eric Coles<p>Joel Tonyan<p>Joel Tonyan<p>Kenny Alexander<p>David Lane<p>Dennis Roscoe, Ph.D.<p>Eric Coles<p>Kenny Alexander<p>Matt Jylha<p>Dennis Roscoe, …

Cosmology