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Holiday money: the chart that exposes the €83 sting when buying £500 of currency

Internet, high street or airport for your travel money? And which are the best cards to take?<p><b>TO SEE A LARGER VERSION OF THE IMAGE ABOVE CLICK HERE</b><p>Picking up travel cash at the airport you’re flying from might be the easiest way to get currency, but it certainly isn’t the cheapest.<p>As our chart …

Rosetta comet landing: everything you need to know

“Excitement is rising and so is our nervousness,” said Hermann Boehnhardt, lead scientist on the Philae lander, which was released from its mothership Rosetta on Wednesday morning en route for its rendezvous with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.<p>Shortly after 1600 GMT, having travelled more than six …

Are parents on iPhones endangering their kids?

In 2012, the Yale economics grad student Craig Palsson read an article suggesting that parents were spending a lot of time on their smartphones when they were supposed to be watching their young children, and doctors worried that might be causing the kids some harm—as dad is typing an email, his …

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US getting near-daily reports of drones flying near aircraft without permission

The US government is getting near-daily reports – and sometimes two or three a day – of drones flying near airplanes and helicopters or close to airports without permission, federal and industry officials tell the Associated Press. It’s a sharp increase from just two years ago when such reports …

Rosetta mission lands Philae spacecraft on comet – in pictures

After a 10-year journey, Philae has landed on the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet after being launched from the space probe Rosetta. Astrophysicists hope Philae will unlock knowledge about the origins of the solar system and even life on Earth, which some believe may have started with comets …

Rosetta mission: Philae makes historic landing on comet

The signal broke a seven-hour wait of agonising intensity and sparked scenes of jubilation at the European Space Agency’s mission control in Darmstadt. The team in charge of the Rosetta mission achieved what at times seemed an impossible task by landing a robotic spacecraft on a comet for the first …

Russian research team explores giant Siberian sinkhole

A Russian research team including scientists, a medic and a professional climber has descended to the bottom of a giant sinkhole in northern Siberia in an attempt to discover its origins.<p>The 35-metre deep sinkhole was discovered in July after an unexplained eruption that flung soil and rock 120 …