‘Flash crash’ rips through Asia’s currency markets sending the yen into orbit and the Aussie dollar crashing to Earth

Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images Japan’s yen has gone into orbit on Thursday, breaking through key technical support levels as rising global growth risks nudged investors into a rush to safe haven-assets. Apple cut its sales forecast for its latest quarter, citing slowing iPhone sales in China, while Chinese manufacturing reads added to the burden […]

TPG Staff Picks for the Best Party Cities on Earth

TPG Staff Picks for the Best Party Cities on Earth Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site does […]

Google Maps reveals couple in VERY awkward position on beach – what on earth is happening?

From exploring some of the world’s best-known sights, to finding your way to somewhere new ahead of making the journey, there’s countless reasons why people use the Google Maps  Street View function. The cameras offer a window on the world, meaning you can see what a place is like – without even having to set foot […]

The most famous picture of Earth ever taken turns 50 today — here’s the fascinating story behind it

NASA “Earthrise” is the first image of Earth captured by humans from space.  The photo of Earth was taken aboard Apollo 8 on December 24, 1968, by lunar module pilot Bill Anders. The image made people aware of Earth’s fragility, since it was seen against the blackness of space. On December 24, 1968 — exactly […]

2019 will be an extraordinary year in space. Here’s what NASA, SpaceX, and the night sky have in store for planet Earth.

SpaceX The 2019 calendar is full of major events in spaceflight, planetary science, and astronomy. SpaceX and Boeing hope to launch NASA astronauts inside commercial spaceships for the first time next year. Elon Musk may also conduct a test launch of his rocket company’s “Starship” spacecraft. Plus, humanity will make its farthest-ever visit to a […]

How to Have a Drink at 1,588 Feet in the Highest Hotel Bar on Earth

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Samsung’s 860 QVO brings multi-terabyte SSDs down to Earth

To date, buying a multi-terabyte solid-state drive has usually meant paying through the nose. It hasn’t been uncommon to spend $ 1,000 or more to get a drive with capacity matching hard disks costing far less. That gap hasn’t completely closed yet, but it’s getting much narrower — Samsung has unveiled its promised multi-terabyte SSD […]

A ‘dark matter’ hurricane that we can’t see or hear is blasting past Earth, and it’s one of the universe’s biggest conundrums

A fast hurricane of dark matter is approaching Earth at 310 miles per second, according to astronomers. Very little is known about this occurrence, since the lightweight dark matter can’t be seen nor felt. Scientists can only prove that the dark matter exists based on the movement and placement of a stellar stream, which has […]

Visiting South Africa? Don't Miss the Most Botanically Biodiverse Place on Earth

A tiny, iridescent orange-breasted sunbird vies with a pair of larger Cape sugarbirds for the nectar buried in the fist-sized crimson blooms of the suikerbossie, aka sugarbush. A few yards away, on the banks of a cola-colored stream, a forest of marsh butterfly lilies and their foot-long golden flower spikes sways pendulously in the breeze. […]