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Isil jihadists blow up tower tombs at Syria's Palmyra

Three of the best preserved and most beautiful tower tombs are latest Islamic State targets for demolition in Syria's ancient desert city of Palmyra<p>Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) militants have blown up three funerary towers in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, continuing a drawn-out …

Astronomers suggest that the Milky Way is not the most friendly place for life

However, the cosmos is vast and we don't really have any idea which bits of it are actually habitable.<p>But what if we could target the search? We have built the first-ever "cosmobiological" model mapping the galaxies in our local universe to help us understand which ones are habitable.<p>Surprisingly, …

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NASA just released this incredible video of what it was like to fly over Pluto for the first time

Earlier this year, NASA made history by sending the first unmanned spacecraft to one of the farthest worlds in our solar system: Pluto.<p>Now, the agency has released this incredible video, made from real images of the spacecraft's journey, where you can experience what it would have been like to fly …

Pluto? I still call it a planet, says head of Nasa

The head of Nasa said he still viewed Pluto as a planet as astronomers questioned whether it should be restored to its former status<p>Pluto was unofficially upgraded on Tuesday as Nasa announced that it had completed its mission to visit every planet in the Solar System.<p>Although the icy world was …