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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...

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    Astronomers bid farewell to $3.9 billion Saturn spacecraft

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:45am on September 15, 2017

    Global astronomers bid farewell Friday to NASA’s famed Cassini spacecraft, which launched 20 years ago to circle Saturn and transformed the...

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    Cassini readies final plunge into Saturn

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:35am on September 14, 2017

    NASA's Cassini probe is counting its final hours before one last plunge into Saturn on Friday that will cap a fruitful 13-year mission that greatly expanded knowledge about the gas giant...

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    Cassini skims Saturn’s atmosphere

    BBC | Updated at 11:48am on August 14, 2017

    The Cassini probe is beginning the final phase of its mission to Saturn. The satellite is executing the first of five ultra-close passes of the...