Christian Ferreira

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Most Earth-like planet found 39 light years away

Planet named as GJ 1132b is a roasting 260C but cool enough to retain an atmosphere<p>The most earth-like planet has been found in outer space.<p>The Venus-like rocky planet 39 light years from Earth could provide astronomers with an early opportunity to study the atmosphere of a world outside our solar …

Man bites fellow passenger on Aer Lingus flight then dies

The distressed passenger, a 24-year-old Brazilian man, was said to have been “shaking violently” when he bit a man sitting near him on a two-hour flight from Lisbon in Portugal, to Dublin.<p>Cabin crew members were trying to handcuff the man before he lost consciousness. A doctor and nurse on board …

The priest in the pub: could mystery bones be relics of saint?

Portion of skeleton could belong to St John Plessington, a Catholic priest hanged, drawn and quartered and later canonised as martyr, says Bishop of Shrewsbury<p>A bundle of bones found in a pub in Wales almost 140 years ago could prove to be the last remains of an English saint, Roman Catholic …

How The Internet’s Most Prolific Map Designer Creates His Viral Worlds

To mark the publication of his first book, 17-year-old designer Martin Vargic tells us what inspires his maps, and how he works.<p>Where once they were done under the quill of cartographers, maps today are made by satellite. But Slovakian designer Martin Vargic’s maps are different. Although they …

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