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Shortlist of Martian hopefuls announced

March 5, 2015, 2:41 p.m.

Mars One, an organisation that plans to create the first human colony on the Red Planet, has announced its final 100 candidates for the mission.

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Scientists Map Bacteria on New York’s Subway

Feb. 12, 2015, 1:47 p.m.

What do the bubonic plague and Swiss cheese have in common? They both ride the subway! Find out what scientists discovered when they swabbed New York’s subway for microorganisms…

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Fanged frog gives birth to live tadpoles

Jan. 26, 2015, 11:55 a.m.

Most amphibians reproduce by laying eggs in water. However, a species of fanged frog has recently been observed doing things a little differently: it gives birth!

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2015: The Year of Light

Jan. 9, 2015, 5:05 p.m.

The United Nations have named 2015 the Year of Light and Light-based Technologies, marking 200 years since French physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel proposed that light is made up of waves.

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Rocky landing for comet probe

Nov. 24, 2014, 11:44 a.m.

In 2004, the European Space Agency began a pioneering mission: to land a spacecraft on the surface of a comet.

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2014 Nobel Prizes Awarded

Oct. 27, 2014, 10:24 a.m.

Breakthroughs in microscope technology and energy-efficient lighting are amongst the scientific advances recognised by this year’s Nobel prizes.

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Mosquitos battle dengue fever

Oct. 3, 2014, 1:24 p.m.

Researchers will release 40,000 mosquitos in a bid to reduce cases of dengue fever in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

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Volcanoes Threaten Air Transport

Sept. 5, 2014, 2:42 p.m.

Volcanic activity in Iceland and Papua New Guinea threaten worldwide travel disruption.

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People power

Aug. 19, 2014, 9:32 a.m.

A sweat-powered battery could charge your mobile phone or MP3 player - while you work out!

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232 teeth extracted from 17-year-old boy

July 31, 2014, 2:25 p.m.

Doctors in Mumbai have extracted 232 teeth from a teenage patient.

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