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57 articles published


Business Sep 27, 2019

Tanker costs surge as Chinese firms face sanctions over Iran oil

Oil tanker costs are surging after the U.S. slapped sanctions on Chinese companies it accused of hauling Iranian crude on Wednesday, prompting a scramble in freight markets to secure alternative vessels. Rates for ships hauling 2 million-barrel cargoes of Middle East oil to Asia have ...

NASA telescope captures black hole shredding a star

World / Science & Health Sep 27, 2019

NASA telescope captures black hole shredding a star

Scientists have captured a view of a colossal black hole violently ripping apart a doomed star, illustrating an extraordinary and chaotic cosmic event from beginning to end for the first time using NASA's planet-hunting telescope. The U.S. space agency's orbiting Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) ...

Stand and be delivered: Japan's evolving escalator etiquette

National Sep 27, 2019

Stand and be delivered: Japan's evolving escalator etiquette

Is escalator etiquette in Japan about to change? The established custom of standing to one side and keeping the other side open for people in a hurry is being called into question by those who want to make moving stairways safer. As next year's Tokyo Olympics ...