from The Conversation
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Ten months after its nerve-wracking arrival at Jupiter, NASA's Juno mission has started to deliver - forcing scientists to reevaluate what they thought they knew about the giant planet. The first findings from Juno, published in Science, indicate that many aspects of Jupiter have defied expectation - including the strength of its magnetic field, the shape of its core, the distribution of ammonia gas and the weather at its poles. It certainly makes this an exciting time to be a Jupiter scientist.
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In response to a suspected chemical weapons attack in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun in April, the U.S. military carried out a cruise missile strike on an airbase in Homs Province.
Infographic Of The Day: Blockchain Could Change The Backbone Of The Stock Market
The conceptual backbone behind the stock market itself hasn't changed much. In fact, the model we use today for settling trades and ensuring proper share ownership is still based on the one initially created in the 17th Century.
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Written by Sig Silber
Ocean temperature anomalies this week are far less dramatic than last week. Perhaps this suggests less drama in the forecasts. We discuss again why we believe the calls for an El Nino are a bit bizarre. Mostly we discuss the current 6-10 Day, 8-14 Day and Week 3-4 forecasts for the U.S. which surprisingly are more controlled right now by the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico than the Pacific. We also review the overall World situation.
Written by Dan Steinbock, Difference Group
Who Are ASEAN's Biggest Military Spenders, Really?
The conventional military narratives highlight aggregate expenditures and downplay per capita spending. Realities are more nuanced, both globally and in Southeast Asia.
by Ben Shepherd, Investing Daily
Investing Daily Article of the Week
When the automobile first started motoring down the road, carriage drivers considered them a technological terror. Loud, fast and often navigated with reckless abandon, they scared horses, rattled teamsters and generally frayed nerves. Within a generation, though, there was nary a horse-drawn wagon on the road.
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