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After comeback, the stock market is aligned with a historical pattern with perfect track record

After comeback, the stock market is aligned with a historical pattern with perfect track record

Finance
Stocks hit a new high for the year this week, back on track to match a post-election pattern that has stood the test of time. The stock market has risen in the year after all 18 midterm elections since World War II, with the S&P 500 delivering an average return of 14.5 percent, according to LPL Financial Research. The pattern is pointing to a longer bull run even after this year's epic rebound. "With the S&P 500 up only 1.3 percent since the midterm election last November, there indeed could still be room for stocks to run in 2019," LPL's Ryan Detrick said in a...
Scientists are trying to perfect a technique for growing crops in space

Scientists are trying to perfect a technique for growing crops in space

Technology
This story is from Inside Science. Scientists in Norway and the Netherlands may have brought us closer to workable space farms, which experts agree are necessary if astronauts are ever going to reach the red planet. "Astronauts stay on the International Space Station for six months and they can bring everything they need in either freeze-dried or vacuum packs, but the next goal for all space agencies is to reach Mars where travel is much longer," explained Silje Wolff, a plant physiologist at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Space in Trondheim, Norway. In the best possible conditions, it would take a spacecraft between six and nine months to reach Mars and the same to get back -- not to mention the additional months they would likely spend there. "It's very challenging, ...