China got to the dark side of the moon, but NYT says it doesn't even exit. Picture: 123RF/BOGDAN IONESCU
China got to the dark side of the moon, but NYT says it doesn't even exit. Picture: 123RF/BOGDAN IONESCU

Stories of Note

Bytes from the digital world

This year will be an exciting one for space exploration, kicking off with a Chinese robot making the first ever landing on the dark side of the moon.

This is probably the year that Nasa’s commercial crew  programme finally gets off the ground.


In My Opinion

Matters of debate

There is no dark side of the moon, the New York Times reports.  “While the far side can never be seen from Earth, it is still illuminated by the sun and has the same phases as the near side.” 

Far from being the Don Corleone of British politics, Theresa May is more the emperor with no clothes, The Guardian says.


Finding Alpha

The long and the short of the markets

Apple was the most obvious culprit for midnight's ‘flash crash’ of the rand and many other currencies. 

Gold and the yen were seen as the safest havens when markets got spooked by declining Chinese iPhone sales.


Oh, Very Twitty

The lighter side of the web

Apparently, SA’s land conundrum was too easy a problem for Jacob Zuma to bother with during his presidency, so he left it for his successor.


Very Visual

Graph of the day