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Winston Churchill’s views on aliens revealed in lost essay

(BBC) – A newly unearthed essay by Winston Churchill reveals he was open to the possibility of life on other planets.  By Paul Rincon In 1939, the year World War

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Event Horizon Telescope Ready to Image Black Hole

(BBC) – Scientists believe they are on the verge of obtaining the first ever picture of a black hole. They have built an Earth-sized “virtual telescope” by linking a large

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Scientists Find ‘Oldest Human Ancestor’

(BBC) – Researchers have discovered the earliest known ancestor of humans – along with a vast range of other species. They say that fossilised traces of the 540-million-year-old creature are

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Peter Capaldi to Bow Out From Doctor Who

(BBC) – Actor Peter Capaldi is stepping down from the lead role in the BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who. Capaldi shocked fans by making the announcement during an interview with

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Found, With a Robot: A Loch Ness Monster

(ATLAS OBSCURA) – Almost 600 feet deep, in the bottom of Loch Ness, a robot named Munin has found the remains of a large object with a very long neck.

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Primates Facing ‘Extinction Crisis’

(BBC) – The world’s primates face an “extinction crisis” with 60% of species now threatened with extinction, according to research.  By Victoria Gill A global study, involving more than 30

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Gene Cernan, Last Man to Walk on Moon, Dies Aged 82

(BBC) – US astronaut Gene Cernan – the last man to walk on the Moon – has died aged 82. America’s space agency Nasa said it was “saddened by the

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Facebook is Censoring Posts in Thailand that the Government has Deemed Unsuitable

(TECH CRUNCH) – For millions of people, Facebook is the internet — but many of those who rely on the social network for news and views may not be aware that Facebook isn’t

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The Guide Dog That Spies on People Who Ignore its Owner

(BBC) – Unable to see the world around him, Amit Patel fitted his guide dog with a camera and set about recording evidence of the discrimination he faced but could

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Big digs: The Year 2016 in Archaeology

(BBC) – 2016 had its fair share of exciting discoveries in the world of archaeology. Together, they reveal the human characteristics that unite us all and expose the impacts that

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