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Mars: The box seeking to answer the biggest question

Mars: The box seeking to answer the biggest question

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device Is it possible? Is there life on Mars? Ever since the Mariner 4 probe made the first successful visit to the Red Planet - a flyby in July 1965 - we've sent a succession of missions that have given us all sorts of fascinating information about Earth's near neighbour - but not the answer to the only question that really matters. So, take a look at the technology that may finally change the game. This is the Analytical Laboratory Drawer, or ALD - a sophisticated three-in-one box of instruments that will examine rock samples for the chemical fingerprints of biology. On Thursday, it was gently lifted by crane and lowered into the ExoMars "Rosalind Franklin" rover, the six-wheeled buggy that will carry it...
How you answer one question may determine how well you live in retirement

How you answer one question may determine how well you live in retirement

Finance
No one knows how long they will live. Yet how realistic your estimate is can make or break your retirement plans. When you decide about claiming Social Security retirement benefits, one of the first questions you need to ask is how long you may live. And when you decide how much you will save toward retirement, your longevity is a key factor you need to consider. But the problem is that a lot of people fail to hit the mark. "Whenever we do our surveys, we always ask people, 'How long do you expect to live?'" said Jamie Hopkins, professor of retirement...
Mourinho avoids Premier League title question

Mourinho avoids Premier League title question

Sports
Jose Mourinho refused to answer whether he thought his Manchester United squad are strong enough to compete for the Premier League title next season.United have brought in three players for around £68m this summer and the 55-year-old told ESPN he would like to sign "two more players".Then asked at a news conference if he was confident of challenging, Mourinho said: "I don't answer your question." The Portuguese manager stayed silent when pressed to explain why.United were runners-up to Manchester City last season, but finished 19 points behind the champions, and lost to Chelsea in the FA Cup final.The £47m spent on midfielder Fred has been their biggest outlay of the current windo...
Here’s the question you really want to ask your financial advisor

Here’s the question you really want to ask your financial advisor

Finance
If you’re working with a financial advisor, you want to make sure you have "the talk." And that conversation should be around exactly how you are paying them. “A great question to ask your financial advisor is, How are you compensated for us working together?” said certified financial planner Sophia Bera, founder of Gen Y Planning. “’Do I pay you directly as the client, or do you receive commissions based on the products or services you provide?’” You also want to find out what kind of financial advisor you are working with, as not all investment professionals have the same standards....
David Dimbleby to leave Question Time

David Dimbleby to leave Question Time

Entertainment
Media playback is unsupported on your device David Dimbleby is to leave Question Time after 25 years on the BBC's flagship political programme.The presenter, who will leave the show at the end of the year, said it was "the right moment to leave".The 79-year-old, who has chaired the show since 1994, insisted he was "not giving up broadcasting" but planned "to return to my first love: reporting".BBC director general Tony Hall called him "a titan in British broadcasting" and a "champion of the public".Dimbleby, who began his broadcasting career more than 57 years ago, is the longest-serving presenter of Question Time.In addition, he has been the BBC's anchorman for all general elections since 1979, as well as the chief commentator for many state ...