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The 'Next Einstein' could come from Africa

Neil Turok is a South African by birth. His family moved to Tanzania and Kenya after his parents were released from prison in South Africa for …

Africa

Inflatable room delivered to the International Space Station

The bedroom-sized pod offers a new way of living in space and on other planets<p>A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship delivered the first inflatable room for astronauts to the International Space Station on Saturday, two days after launching from Cape Canaveral.<p>Astronauts, including the UK’s Tim Peake, orbiting …

Space Exploration
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Quiz: Can you pronounce the most commonly mispronounced food words?

Do you know how to say 'quinoa'? Apparently most Brits don't.<p>The Co-Op and the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) teamed up earlier this year to create a list of foreign food names we struggle to pronounce.<p>“When a new food or drink becomes popular, we keep an eye on how its name gets adapted into …

Language

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler Spacecraft in emergency mode

NASA is trying to resuscitate its planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft, in a state of emergency nearly 75 million miles away.<p>The treasured spacecraft — responsible for detecting nearly 5,000 planets outside our solar system — slipped into emergency mode sometime last week. The last regular contact was …

Keiko Fujimori looks like a winner in the first round of Peru's presidential election

Keiko Fujimoriappeared to be on her way to a first-round win in Peru's presidential election on Sunday, exit polls showed, but the race for second place and the right to face her in a June 5 runoff was too close to call.<p>According to several polling firms, Fujimori, a 40-year-old congresswoman and …