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    SpaceX blasts off NASA’s new planet-hunter, TESS

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:50am on April 19, 2018

    NASA on Wednesday blasted off its newest planet-hunting spacecraft, TESS, a $337 million satellite that aims to scan 85 per cent of the skies for...

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    Satellite Bangabandhu-1 launches May 4

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 01:12pm on April 11, 2018

    After a couple of rescheduling, Bangladesh's first commercial satellite Bangabandhu-1 will be flying to space on May 4. Bangabandhu-1 project director Md Mesbahuzzaman confirmed the...

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    Microplastics threat to ocean giants

    BBC | Updated at 01:00pm on February 05, 2018

    Scientists are calling for research on the impacts of microplastics on whales, sharks and rays that strain tiny food, like plankton, out...

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    Butterfly origins pushed back in time

    BBC | Updated at 01:13pm on January 11, 2018

    Newly discovered fossils show that moths and butterflies have been on the planet for at least 200 million years. Scientists found...

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    NASA successfully fires Voyager 1 thrusters after 37 years

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:55am on December 02, 2017

    NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft — cruising interstellar space billions of miles from Earth — was back on the right track Friday thanks to thrusters that were fired up for the first time in 37 years...

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    ‘Zero tolerance’ plan eyed for plastic pollution

    BBC | Updated at 02:58pm on December 01, 2017

    A plan for zero tolerance of plastic pollution of the oceans may be agreed by nations at a UN environment summit. Governments are being asked to...

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    Cosmic-ray imaging finds hidden structure in Egypt's pyramid

    Reuters | Updated at 06:30pm on November 02, 2017

    Scientists using an imaging method based on cosmic rays have detected a large and enigmatic internal structure in the last of the Seven Wonders of...

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    More acidic oceans ‘will affect all sea life’

    BBC | Updated at 08:40am on October 23, 2017

    All sea life will be affected because carbon dioxide emissions from modern society are making the oceans more acidic, a major new report will say...

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    Neanderthal brains ‘grew more slowly’

    BBC | Updated at 11:43am on September 22, 2017

    A new study shows that Neanderthal brains developed more slowly than ours. An analysis of a Neanderthal child’s skeleton suggests that...

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    Cassini spacecraft ends 13-year odyssey with fiery plunge into Saturn

    Reuters | Updated at 08:45am on September 16, 2017

    The US space agency NASA received a final signal from its Cassini spacecraft on Friday as it ended a groundbreaking, 13-year Saturn mission with a meteor-like plunge into the ringed planet's atmosphere...