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'Citizen Mars': five ordinary people, one extraordinary mission

More than two years ago, Mars One began its search to find those it would send on a one-way trip to the red planet. In the time since, plenty of questions have been asked about the organization and its plans to colonize a world 140 million miles away. Will we have the technology and scientific …

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Watch as ‘the Beast’ Asteroid Sails Past Earth This Week

Changing Planet<p><b>A giant asteroid will silently glide by Earth this week, a stark reminder of cosmic dangers lurking nearby.</b><p>Measuring about 1,067 feet (325 meters) wide, the space intruder nicknamed “the Beast,” more formally known as HQ124, has an estimated width equal to an aircraft carrier …

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100 Manchester Students Plunge Through Floor During Wild Post-Exams Party

Around 100 students were plunged into a house basement after the floor collapsed during a wild house party in Manchester.<p>The students were partying …

New Research Links Marijuana To Sperm Abnormalities, But It's No Smoking Gun

Thinking about starting a family? It might be wise to cut the cannabis--at least if you're a guy.<p>That's the apparent takeaway of a new study by scientists at the University of Sheffield linking marijuana use to sperm abnormalities that could limit men's fertility.<p>The study, the largest of its kind, …

UK Passport Office fraud staff diverted to deal with applications backlog

Fraud staff have been diverted to help clear a mounting backlog of passport applications as the crisis-hit Passport Office struggles to issue vital travel documents before the summer holiday season.<p>An email leaked to the Guardian shows that a quarter of staff employed to detect fraudulent …

Were bodies of Brazil's poor used for organ research?

<b>Brazil's prosecutors are investigating allegations that organs are being illegally taken from unidentified bodies and sold for medical research.</b><p>There are claims that organs were taken from bodies without proper efforts to find the relatives and obtain their consent, prosecutors told the BBC.<p>The …

Jean-Claude Juncker to withdraw bid to lead European Commission, sources say

The former prime minister of Luxembourg could pull out of the race to succeed José Manuel Barroso within weeks, after a coalition of European leaders attempted to block his candidacy<p>Jean Claude-Juncker is expected to pull out of the race to become the next president of the European Commission after …

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