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NASA’s ‘Flying Saucer’ Lander Is Going For A Test Spin Today

The Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator will help the space agency slow its roll<p><i>Update: The test was rescheduled until later this afternoon, and will take place from 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time.</i><p>Perhaps the most iconic symbol to emerge from the science fiction genre over the last century is …

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Have scientists found first sign of Dark Matter?

A signal picked up by Dutch and Swiss scientists is thought to be the first phsical evidence of Dark Matter<p>It was first theorised more than 70 years ago, but after decades of searching, scientists believe they have seen the first sign of elusive Dark Matter.<p>Researchers have picked up unexpected …

Russia flexes muscles with long-range bomber flights near U.S. shores

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russia plans to send long-range bombers to the Gulf of Mexico in what appears to be Moscow's latest provocative maneuver in its increasingly frosty relations with the West.<p>Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said Wednesday that "we have to maintain (Russia's) military presence in the western …

The water on Earth is even older than the sun

Next time you reach for a “fresh” glass of water, think of this: some of the molecules in that water are billions of years old — older, in fact, than the solar system itself.<p>On the face of it, this seems impossible: how can water on Earth pre-date the solar system in which it exists? But a new …

Earth's Water May Even Be Older Than The Sun Itself

Just how old is H2O? A fascinating new study suggests that some of the water molecules we drink and bathe in are <i>way</i> old -- as in more than 4.6 billion years old.<p>That's older than the solar system itself.<p>“Our findings show that a significant fraction of our solar system’s water, the most-fundamental …

US tourist begins hard labour sentence in North Korea

Matthew Miller, a US tourist held in North Korea since April for "hostile acts", begins a six-year sentence involving farm work and isolation, say media reports<p>Matthew Miller, an American held in North Korea since April for "hostile acts", on Thursday began a six-year hard labour sentence that he …