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Japan’s wild plans for a ‘space elevator’

    TWO tiny satellites are on their way to the International Space Station. What makes them different is that they will be tied together ...
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The image was snapped on an ISS live feed app.

Rare cloud image from ISS sparks conspiracy theory

  An incredible cloud phenomenon appearing to stretch thousands of miles across the Earth has sent conspiracy theorists into a frenzy. The ominous shape resembles ...
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What the ice-core record shows. Image: Antiquity/Nature

The worst time to be alive — ever

Feeling down? Struggling to cope? Does life feel like a Game of Thrones? Well, perhaps your worries really are just first-world problems. Throughout history, our ...
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Linda Smith was attacked by a kangaroo and is now in hospital

Family had to use shovel to stop kangaroo attack

A QUEENSLAND woman who was left with a collapsed lung, broken ribs and other internal injuries after a six-foot kangaroo attacked her and her husband ...
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An angelshark rests on the ocean floor.

The world’s rarest shark has been spotted off the coast of Wales

Angelsharks, one of the world’s “rarest” sharks, have been discovered by fishermen off the coast of Wales — a promising sign of life for the ...
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Candidatus Desulforudis audaxviator (the purplish, blue rod-shaped cells straddling orange carbon spheres) is a species of bacteria that survives on hydrogen. It was found living within a fluid and gas-filled fracture 2.8km beneath Earth’s surface at Mponeng Gold Mine near Johannesburg, South Africa.

New ‘zombie’ lifeforms found under seabed

Scientists have drilled a 2.5 kilometres beneath the seabed and found vast underground forests of “deep life,” including microbes that persist for thousands, maybe millions ...
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Questions remain as to whether the girl gang will strike again. Picture: Mya Beverstock/SWNS/Mega

Terrifying footage of lions’ leadership crisis

THIS is the moment nine lionesses brutally attacked a lion in front of horrified visitors. Shocking footage shows the pack of females tearing their teeth ...
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Ancient mass graves have also been discovered in the area. Here, an archaeologist works on an excavation site where human remains were found, in Huanchaco, Peru. Picture: Celso Roldan/AFP/Getty Images

El Nino event could be behind ancient child sacrifice

A mass child sacrifice in Peru that occurred over 500 years ago may have been due to an “El Nino” event. According to archaeologist Gabriel ...
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Fossil enthusiast Philip Mullaly holds a giant shark tooth identified as being from an extinct species of mega-toothed shark - the great jagged narrow-toothed shark (Carcharocles angustidens). Picture: AFP

Demise of most vicious killer

AREN’T sharks scary enough? The biggest of them all — the megalodon — has been dead three million years. And, yes, if they were alive ...
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This is an artist’s impression of the object, which has been described as an ‘extinct comet’. Picture: José Antonio Peñas/SINC

Heads up, guys. A skull-shaped asteroid is coming our way

A CREEPY skull-shaped asteroid is set to fly past Earth just after Halloween this year. It has previously been described as a “Halloween death comet”, ...
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