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Researchers Discover An Ancient Replica Of Our Solar System

The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life<p>Deep within the bowels of our Milky Way Galaxy, there is another solar system that is like a miniature replica of our own. Except this planetary system is just a tad older — by about 7 billion years.<p>Using images and data collected by …

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Tales from Auschwitz: survivor stories

Photograph: Reuters<p>Some of the 600 children who survived Auschwitz show their identification numbers.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/26/1422280529297/87c46f20-f20a-46e4-81ed-e0170d19ce79-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Reuters<p>Some of the 600 children who survived …

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NASA probe to arrive at Pluto carrying ashes of Clyde Tombaugh

NASA’s New Horizons probe will arrive at the dwarf-planet carrying the astrophysicist’s ashes<p>When Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto in 1930 he could never have imagined that the icy world would one day be his final resting place.<p>But this week NASA’s New Horizons probe will arrive at the dwarf-planet …

Watch Bill Gates Test A New Machine That Turns Poop Into Clean Water

According to Gates, at least 2 billion people worldwide don't have access to adequate sanitation, with human waste often polluting the water supply and remaining untreated.<p>The "Omniprocessor" aims to help with this problem. Its development is led by Seattle-based engineering firm Janicki …

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NASA's Kepler Spacecraft Discovers New Batch of Earthlike Planets

Planet-hunting mission confirms eight new worlds, including some of the most Earthlike yet.<p>SEATTLE—NASA's venerable planet-hunter, the Kepler spacecraft, has shaken its one-thousandth planet from the sky. Eight new worlds beyond our solar system, announced Tuesday, boost the number of Kepler's …

10 Lost Underwater Cities of the Ancient World - Urban Ghosts

<i>(Image: Chinese National Geography via china.org.cn)</i><p>There’s a reason that stories of Atlantis and other lost civilisations have long captured our …

Relief depicting rare ancient Egyptian image unearthed - Ancient Egypt - Heritage

Within the sandstone quarries of Gebel El-Silsila, north of the Upper Egyptian City of Aswan, Swedish excavators from Lund University stumbled upon a …

The 9,000 Year Old Underground Megalithic Settlement of Atlit Yam in The Mediterranean Sea

Not far off the coast of the village of Atlit in the Mediterranean Sea, near Haifa in Israel, lies the submerged ruins of the ancient Neolithic site …

Ancient shipwreck find: legendary 'Atlantis' metal

It was considered one of the most precious metals in ancient times—and Plato claimed it lined the temple of Poseidon on the legendary island of Atlantis—but this appears to be the first time anybody in modern times has actually found some orichalcum.<p>Researchers in Sicily say a shipwreck from 2,600 …

Eight habitable planets found orbiting distant suns in 'Goldilocks zone'

Astrophysicists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics in Cambridge, US, have found eight new planets which could support life<p>Eight new ‘Earths’ which may hold liquid water and could sustain life has been spotted orbiting a distant sun in our galaxy.<p>The new worlds double the number of …