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'Soul destroying'

Image caption Toy figures are among some of the most eye-catching finds Scouring the beach for hidden treasure is by no means a new hobby – rather, beachcombing has been around for centuries and was once the preserve of low-society drifters. But a new breed of eco-friendly hobbyists are trying to stem the rising tide […]

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Nasa's InSight rocket takes off for Mars

The American space agency Nasa has launched its latest mission to Mars. InSight will be the first probe to focus its investigations predominantly on the interior of the Red Planet. The lander – due to touch down in November – will put seismometers on the surface to feel for “Marsquakes”. Source link

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Nasa's InSight mission will target 'Marsquakes'

Image copyright NASA The American space agency launches its latest mission to Mars this weekend. InSight will be the first probe to focus its investigations predominantly on the interior of the Red Planet. The static lander will put seismometers on the surface – including sensors from the UK – to feel for “Marsquakes”. These tremors […]

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Rotten egg gas around planet Uranus

Image copyright NASA Image caption The discovery confirms a long-held idea about Uranus’ atmosphere The planet Uranus has clouds made up of hydrogen sulphide, the gas that gives rotten eggs their unpleasant smell. The possibility of this gas being present in the atmosphere of the seventh planet had long been debated, but has now been […]

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'Welcome to my plastic bottle castle'

“Plastic King” Robert Bezeau has built the world’s first plastic bottle castle. The Canadian’s four-storey fortress on Panama’s Bocas del Toro island shows how plastic waste could be made into low-cost sustainable housing. He’s also building an eco-village using the same method. Robert was the first foreigner to win the Environmental Excellence Award in Panama […]