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Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Militant attack on Pakistan school kills 132 children, nine staffers

The 10th-graders were having a class party when the gunmen burst into the auditorium. Disguised as Pakistani security forces and armed with automatic weapons, they moved through the crowd of cowering children, shooting methodically.<p>"I immediately hid beneath the desk," student Shah Rukh Khan said, …

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Massive 'Florida red tide' is now 90 miles long and 60 miles wide

There's a massive red tide blooming off the coast of southwestern Florida and it appears to be growing.<p>The red tide is patchy, but researchers say it stretches an amazing 60 miles wide and 90 miles long in the Gulf of Mexico.<p>Just a few weeks ago it was reported to be 50 miles wide and 80 miles long.<p>…

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Doubling of Antarctic ice loss revealed by European satellite

Antarctica is shedding 160 billion tonnes a year of ice into the ocean, twice the amount of a few years ago, according to new satellite observations. The ice loss is adding to the rising sea levels driven by climate change and even east Antarctica is now losing ice.<p>The new revelations follows the …

Oil searchers discover and record deep-sea graveyard off Angola coast

A team of researchers looking for oil and gas deposits beneath the seafloor off the western coast of southern Africa has found four large …

Amazon's Warehouse Expansion Goes Unabated As A Means To Unchallenged Dominance

If you build it, they will (continue to) come. That’s what Amazon’s betting.<p>Amid the encroachment of competitors from eBay to Walmart, Amazon is forging ahead with the rollout of distribution centers to tighten its grip on consumers as the nation’s e-commerce leader — and the fastest product …

Vietnam riots: China ships to evacuate workers

<b>China is sending five ships to evacuate Chinese nationals from Vietnam following a wave of anti-Chinese riots.</b><p>The Chinese government has already evacuated more than 3,000 people, Chinese state-run media report.<p>The first ship set sail on Sunday, while 16 critically injured Chinese nationals left …