from The Conversation
-- this post authored by Graeme Burt, Lancaster University
The Large Hadron Collider is probably the world's most famous science experiment. The 27km-long ring-shaped particle accelerator beneath the edge of the Alps grabbed the world's attention in 2013 when it proved the existence of the Higgs boson particle. This helped physicists confirm that one of their key theories about the way the universe worked was correct - a huge step for science. But particle accelerators also have a big impact on our real lives. Even Christmas wouldn't be the same without them.
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by Felix Richter, Statista.com
Google has announced yesterday that it won't be accepting flash-based ads after the end of June 2016.
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11Feb2016 Market Close: US Markets End Lower As BTFDers Hope For An Up Day Tomorrow, Gold/Oil Ratio At All Time High, Yellen Not Very Convincing To Wary Investors
Economics Professor: Negative Interest Rates Aimed At Driving Small Banks Out Of Business And Eliminating Cash
by Washington's Blog, Washington's Blog
More than one-fifth of the world's total GDP is in countries which have imposed negative interest rates, including Japan, the EU, Denmark, Switzerland and Sweden.
Written by Gary
The global stock selloff intensified today as investors and sought safety in government bonds and gold surged more than 4 percent. The large shift in Gold and disappointing Spooz sentiment warns that further losses maybe in store for the US Dollar and global stock markets.
11Feb2016 Pre-Market Commentary: US Future Indexes Lower Over 1.5%, WTI Crude Slips To Low 26's, Fed
Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims
The market (from Bloomberg) was expecting the weekly initial unemployment claims at 272 K to 290 K (consensus 281,000) vs the 269,000 reported. The more important (because of the volatility in the weekly reported claims and seasonality errors in adjusting the data) 4 week moving average moved from 284,750 (reported last week as 284,750) to 281,250. The rolling averages generally have been equal to or under 300,000 since August 2014.