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End of an era: Space Shuttle Discovery waits on launch pad ahead of its final mission

End of an era: Space Shuttle Discovery waits on launch pad ahead of its final mission

Its journey to the launch pad followed the same routine as any of its past 38 flights. But as Space Shuttle Discovery was towed the 3.5 miles to Cape Canaveral last night there was a bittersweet, almost funereal, air to proceedings. The old workhorse of Nasa’s fleet, this will be Discovery’s final mission before it is finally retired and becomes […]

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UFO – a warning of earthquakes by Pat Regan

UFO – a warning of earthquakes by Pat Regan

NB Earthquake warnings Not wishing to create any alarm but the last time Cumbria had many UFO sightings we later had an earthquake in the region. UFO sightings do appear to occur before and during periods of Earthquakes activity. UFO Digest recently covered the following intriguing issue Sixteen UFO Cases Reported on Earthquake Night in Chile Over in Britain North […]

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History of MI6 detailed in new book

History of MI6 detailed in new book

A book detailing the first 40 years of the UK's foreign intelligence service has been published. Author Professor Keith Jeffery was given access to the archives at MI6, which has the official title of the Secret Intelligence Service. Prof Jeffery said that in researching MI6: The History of the Secret Intelligence Service 1909-1949 he was allowed to view all files. […]

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New paper predicts first Earth-like planet will be discovered by May 2011

New paper predicts first Earth-like planet will be discovered by May 2011

Astronomers have found plenty of large extra-solar planets over the past decade, but none of them have been strictly Earth-like, meaning that thriving ecosystems of extraterrestrial flora and fauna still remain a matter of theory and science-fiction. We just don’t know if there’s another planet like Earth out there until we actually spot one. A new scientific paper by Sam […]

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Moses' Red Sea Parting Explained by Computer Model

Moses' Red Sea Parting Explained by Computer Model

Modern science has reconstructed one of the most famous miracles of the Old Testament. Find out how Moses may have done it.To drive away the waters and part the Red Sea, Moses needed a different location than previously thought, according to a new study on the miraculous biblical event. Previous studies of wind, waves and bathymetry have called on hurricane […]

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Top 10 'unanswerable' questions revealed

Top 10 'unanswerable' questions revealed

Do blondes really have more fun? “What is the meaning of life?”, “Is there a God?” and even “Do blondes have more fun?” – these are apparently the world's trickiest questions. Internet search engine Ask Jeeves has compiled what it called a top 10 of “unanswerables” in the past decade. JEEVES' UNANSWERABLES 1. What is the meaning of life? 2. […]

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"Ghosts" found at county museum

"Ghosts" found at county museum

A group of investigators from Weymouth have released the findings of their investigation into paranormal activity in Dorset County Museum in Dorchester. They have photos which they believe to be of “hanging” Judge Jeffreys and local fossil collector Mary Anning in the museum's main hall. Judge George Jeffreys died in 1689 and Mary Anning in 1847. The team used infra […]

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Genocide Wiped Out Native American Population

Genocide Wiped Out Native American Population

Physical traces of ethnic cleansing that took place in the early 800s suggest the massacre was an inside job.Crushed leg bones, battered skulls and other mutilated human remains are likely all that's left of a Native American population destroyed by genocide that took place circa 800 A.D., suggests a new study. The paper, accepted for publication in the Journal of […]

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Ozone layer 'is no longer disappearing and will return to full strength by 2048'

Ozone layer 'is no longer disappearing and will return to full strength by 2048'

The ozone layer is no longer disappearing and could be back to full strength by the middle of this century, UN scientists have confirmed. The phasing out of nearly 100 substances once used in products like refrigerators and aerosols has stopped the ozone layer being depleted further, although it is not yet increasing, according to a new United Nations report […]

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