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Nasa’s Perseverance rover makes breathable oxygen on Mars

Nasa’s Perseverance rover on Mars has made oxygen from the planet’s carbon dioxide atmosphere. It’s the second successful technology demonstration on the mission, which flew a mini-helicopter twice. READ: Ingenuity helicopter completes 2nd successful test flight The oxygen generation was performed by a toaster-sized unit in the rover called Moxie, the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource […]

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Biden pledges to half America’s fossil fuel emissions by 2030

US President Joe Biden opened a global climate summit with a pledge to cut at least in half the climate-wrecking coal and petroleum fumes that the United States pumps out, a commitment he hopes will spur China and other big polluters to speed up efforts of their own. The commitment is to cut US fossil […]

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NASA: Ingenuity helicopter completes 2nd successful test flight

Nasa’s Ingenuity helicopter on Mars completed a second successful flight on Thursday. Ingenuity autonomously flew for almost 52 seconds this time, climbing 16 feet up through the Martian atmosphere. After a brief hover, it tilted at a 5-degree angle and moved sideways for 7 feet. The helicopter hovered in place again to make several turns. […]

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Russia unveils proposal to launch its own space station by 2030

Russia revealed plans of building its own space station with the aim of launching it into orbit by 2030. The project is currently waiting for President Vladimir Putin’s approval, the head of its Roscosmos space agency said on Wednesday. If approved it would mark a new start for Russian space exploration and an end to […]

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Italian man accused of skipping work on full pay for 15 years

An Italian hospital employee has been accused of skipping work on full pay for 15 years. The man is alleged to have stopped turning up to work at the Ciaccio hospital in the southern city of Catanzaro in 2005. He is now being investigated for fraud, extortion and abuse of office, Italian news agency Ansa […]

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Fraudsters steal $32 million from a 90-year-old woman in Hong Kong

Fraudsters have stolen USD $32 million from a 90-year-old woman in Hong Kong. Hong Kong police said the criminals had posed as public security officials investigating a criminal case in China. The woman was told her identity had been stolen and used on the mainland. She was then coerced into making 11 deposits to a […]

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Ingenuity: Nasa successfully flies small drone on Mars

NASA successfully flew a small helicopter on Mars. The drone, called Ingenuity, was airborne for less than a minute, but Nasa is celebrating what represents the first powered, controlled flight by an aircraft on another world. Confirmation came via a satellite at Mars which relayed the chopper’s data back to Earth. The space agency is […]

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5.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Iran, nuclear power plant reportedly safe

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck Iran’s southern province of Bushehr, where a nuclear power plant is located, but there were no immediate reports of considerable damage. At least five people were injured, Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency reported. The epicentre of the earthquake on Sunday was the town of Rig. Hospitals in nearby cities and […]

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200 tonnes of giant clam shells worth $25 million seized in Philippines

At least 200 tonnes of illegally harvested giant clam shells worth nearly $25 million seized in the Philippines. The seizure is one of the largest ever hauls of the endangered species. Four suspects have been arrested on an island in the ecologically protected province of Palawan. Giant clams can grow larger than one metre across, […]

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SpaceX awarded contract to build moon lander for Nasa

SpaceX was awarded a contract to build a lander that will return humans to the Moon this decade for American space agency Nasa. This vehicle will carry the next man and the first woman down to the lunar surface under the space agency’s Artemis programme. Another goal of the programme will be to land the […]

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Wife’s cockroach phobia makes couple shift 18 homes in 3 years; husband now seeks divorce

A Indian couple who changed 18 houses in the past three years due the wife’s crippling fear of cockroaches may end in a divorce. The couple are from Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal city. The husband claims he had no idea about his wife’s phobia before he married her. But soon after the wedding in 2017, the […]

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NASA space probe leaves huge mess in space after grabbing asteroid samples

A NASA spacecraft that grabbed a load of asteroid rubble last year for return to Earth, left a huge mess in space. The Osiris-Rex spacecraft made one final flyby of asteroid Bennu on April 7 to take photos of the disturbance left by October’s sample collection. A depression was visible where Osiris-Rex penetrated the asteroid”s […]