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One-Ton GOCE Satellite Plummets Into Atlantic Ocean

Ending its career as planned<p>A one-ton European Space Agency satellite finally plunged to Earth on Sunday. Dozens of charred pieces of it—the largest pieces could be 200 pounds—likely landed in the Atlantic Ocean near the Falkland Islands. One Falkland Islander even snapped a photo of the …

Incoming comet ISON heading for close encounter with sun

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - A comet is heading for a close encounter with the sun later this month, and if it is not vaporized or torn apart, it should be visible to the naked eye in December.<p>Comet ISON is expected to pass just about 621,000 miles (1 million km) from the sun’s surface on …

Letter: Criminal behaviour is not a no-brainer

"Not me, guv; it's my brain wot done it" is akin to proclaiming that I didn't shoot the sheriff, but the bullets did ('My brain made me do it …' US defendants turn to science to try to explain crimes, 11 November).<p>Of course, the very possibility of moral responsibility may be questioned. All …

How A Gene For Fair Skin Spread Across India

A study of skin color in the Indian subcontinent shows the complex movements of populations there.<p>Cover Girl, Maybelline, are you listening? A new study of skin color in South Asians finds they have enormous diversity, with a color range that's three times larger than that for East Asians or …

Drunk Without Alcohol Pill? UK Researcher Says a Pill Can Mimic the Effects of Alcohol

A “drunk without alcohol pill,” as it has been called, is being apparently developed by a U.K. scientist. The pill mimics the drunk effects of …

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