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Super-earth 'most likely' candidate for alien life

Super-earth 'most likely' candidate for alien life

Technology
A planet one-and-a-half times the size of Earth has emerged as the most likely planet outside our solar system to support alien life. Kepler 452b, which is 1,400 light years away, is in the middle of a zone which scientists say possesses the right conditions for life to be created.Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology found it is in the centre of the so-called abiogenesis zone.This is a region of a solar system where the level of ultraviolet light is right to kickstart the chemical reactions that can lead to early life.But it is also in a habitable region, a ring of space that is a sufficient distance from a planet's host star so that it is not too hot or too cold to support life - the so-called Goldilo...
A bearish economist likes the 'most under-owned market on the planet,' and he thinks you should too

A bearish economist likes the 'most under-owned market on the planet,' and he thinks you should too

Finance
He may be one of Wall Street's biggest bears, but that doesn't mean veteran market watcher David Rosenberg isn't finding places to put money to work.Gluskin Sheff's chief economist and strategist is just going halfway around the globe to do it."The one part of the world which looks very good to me right now, a great turnaround story that's under-owned, is Japan. The Nikkei is breaking out," said Rosenberg said Friday on CNBC's "Trading Nation." He added: "I think even a child could see that the 30-year secular downtrend has been broken over the course of the past couple of months."The Nikkei 225, Japan's benchmark stock index, has soared nearly ten percent over the past three months. It's now up 15-percent so far this year. But it's still about 56 percent way from its all-time high hit in ...
Microsoft unveils 'most powerful console'

Microsoft unveils 'most powerful console'

Technology
Microsoft has unveiled the next generation of its games console - the Xbox One X - which will be released later this year.Presenting the device to the E3 gaming conference in Los Angeles, Microsoft's Phil Spencer said the console will be launched worldwide on 7 November, costing $ 499 and £449.The console is going to compete with rivals on a graphical processing basis, shipping with six teraflops of graphical computing power running at 1172MHz.This exceeds by some distance the PS4 Pro's 4.2 teraflops at 911MHZ and sets a benchmark that may event tempt PC gamers towards the console.Image:Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, discusses the new console, at E3 (Photo by Casey Rodgers/Invision for Xbox/AP Images)In addition to the console's support for 2160p (also known as 4K) visual display, Microsoft h