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Space's 'Ferrari' set to fall to Earth

A science satellite dubbed the "Ferrari of space" for its sleek, finned looks will shortly run out of fuel and fall to Earth after a successful mission, the European Space Agency (ESA) says.

Space's 'Ferrari' set to fall to Earth
Perseid meteoroids to produce great balls of fire
Perseid meteoroids to produce great balls of fire

Stargazers will be treated to a spectacular fireball show early next week when Earth hits a belt of comet debris known as the Perseids.

Perseid meteoroids to produce great balls of fire
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Kazakhstan's robots ready for planting in Vietnam

Kazakhstan's landscaper robots developed for the Asia-Pacific Robot Contest ABU Robocon 2013 in Vietnam have been presented.

Kazakhstan's robots ready for planting in Vietnam
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Historic greenhouse gas level sparks calls for action

The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has surpassed 400 parts per million for the first time in human history.

Historic greenhouse gas level sparks calls for action
Late 20th century was warmest in 1,400 years
Late 20th century was warmest in 1,400 years

Earth was cooling until the end of the 19th century and a hundred years later, the planet's surface was on average warmer than at any time in the previous 1,400 years.

Late 20th century was warmest in 1,400 years
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Scientists find active community at Earth's deepest spot

Scientists said Sunday they had discovered an unexpectedly large and active community of single-cell organisms living on the Pacific sea floor at the deepest site on Earth.

Scientists find active community at Earth's deepest spot
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'Underground Galapagos' excites scientists

Diverse underground ecosystems buried deep beneath the Earth's crust may offer clues to the origins of life on Earth, several recent studies have revealed.

'Underground Galapagos' excites scientists
Asteroid whizzes safely past Earth
Asteroid whizzes safely past Earth

A closely tracked asteroid, about 150-feet (45-meters) wide, whizzed safely past Earth on Friday, the same day a much smaller, previously undetected meteor hit Russia.

Asteroid whizzes safely past Earth
Asteroid to whiz past Earth Friday
Asteroid to whiz past Earth Friday

NASA is keeping close tabs on a sizable asteroid set to whiz past our planet Friday in what the US space agency says is the closest flyby ever predicted for such a large object.

Asteroid to whiz past Earth Friday
US launches Earth observation satellite
US launches Earth observation satellite

The United States launched its latest Earth observation satellite Monday, enhancing an array of orbiting eyes that help with everything from climate change study to urban planning.

US launches Earth observation satellite
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Asteroid strike did in the dinosaurs: study

Scientists said Thursday they are a step closer to proving the death blow for dinosaurs 66 million years ago was a gigantic comet or asteroid that struck near Mexico.

Asteroid strike did in the dinosaurs: study
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Near impact: asteroid to narrowly miss Earth

Hold on to your hats: an asteroid will zoom within spitting distance of Earth next week, in what NASA said Thursday is the closest flyby ever predicted for an object this large.

Near impact: asteroid to narrowly miss Earth
Popol Vuh: the Mayan holy book
Popol Vuh: the Mayan holy book

Before the creation of the Earth, there was only silence and darkness, only the sky and the sea until the deities Tepeu and Gucumatz created trees, animals and man -- so says the Mayan holy book.

Popol Vuh: the Mayan holy book
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Apocalypse... but not as we know it

The End Of The World As We Know It -- TEOTWAWKI -- is littered with predictions that didn't quite pan out.

Apocalypse... but not as we know it
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Sulphur gas boosts theory of Venus volcanoes

European scientists said on Monday they had found tantalising clues to back theories that Venus -- Earth's cursed sister -- has active volcanoes.

Sulphur gas boosts theory of Venus volcanoes
World Bank fears devastating 4.0 degree warming
World Bank fears devastating 4.0 degree warming

The World Bank warned Sunday that global temperatures could rise by four degrees this century without immediate action, with potentially devastating consequences for coastal cities and the poor.

World Bank fears devastating 4.0 degree warming
World pledges more money to protect biodiversity
World pledges more money to protect biodiversity

Efforts to reverse the worrying loss of Earth's dwindling natural resources received a substantial boost on Saturday when a UN conference in India agreed to double biodiversity aid to poor countries.

World pledges more money to protect biodiversity
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Conference seeks to curb exploitation of high seas

Long spared because of their remoteness, the high seas have become an important hunting ground for fish trawlers and oil prospectors, putting at risk many marine species that call these waters home.

Conference seeks to curb exploitation of high seas
Japan mini-satellite to flash code from space
Japan mini-satellite to flash code from space

A palm-sized Japanese satellite in orbit around Earth will flash a Morse code message that will be visible around the world from next month.

Japan mini-satellite to flash code from space
Author of US fracking study had gas industry ties: watchdog
Author of US fracking study had gas industry ties: watchdog

A university study that claimed fracking for gas deep beneath the Earth's surface did not cause water contamination was led by a US professor with financial ties to the gas industry.

Author of US fracking study had gas industry ties: watchdog