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World’s most powerful rocket to get us to Mars

NASA has been testing its new toy that will one day play a major role in getting us to Mars. NASA engineers have tested the RS-25 rocket engine, which will play a crucial role in an eventual missions to Mars. The test at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi is …

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The fraud is strong in this one…

It’s all about midichlorians … trust me. A scene from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. THESE are not the studies you’re looking for. A scientist annoyed at the rise of bogus science journals has highlighted the problem by publishing ‘research’ about ‘The Force’. Science is a game of thrones. It’s …

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The moon’s been hiding a big secret

It may be that the bulk interior of the Moon is wet, scientists believe. Picture: Luke Taylor THE Moon, long thought to be a dry, inhospitable orb, hosts surprisingly large sub-surface water reserves, which one day may quench the thirst of lunar explorers from Earth, scientists said Monday. “We found …

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Hidden cost of long daily commute

Driving long hours each day is probably doing you more harm than you think. AS HOUSE prices skyrocket in Australia’s major cities, many families have been forced to buy homes further and further from the city and endure a lengthy commute into the CBD each working day. Spending all that …

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Huntsman travels from Brissy to UK

This 18cm huntsman spider was discovered in Surrey. Picture: RSPCA A HUGE spider stowed away 16,000 kilometre from Australia to Britain by hiding in a family’s belongings. The 18cm huntsman was found in a shipping container at a removals firm in Mertsam, Surrey. The giant arachnid had hitched a ride …

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The major plot hole in Finding Nemo

Seriously good movie, but technically the plot has a major problem. FINDING Nemo would have ended very differently if it reflected the true lives of clownfish. That’s because Nemo’s dad would have turned into a female before he returned from his journey across the ocean, scientists have revealed. Research presented …

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Whale entangled in rope off Fraser Island

A whale entangled in ropes off the coast of Fraser Island. A HUMPBACK whale is entangled in ropes off Fraser Island. The whale, which appears to be seriously injured, was discovered by Hervey Bay whale watching crews in Platypus Bay about 11.30am (AEST). Pacific Whale Foundation skipper Scott Whitcombe said …

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Surgeons replace cowboy’s thumb with big toe

A CATTLE worker whose thumb was chopped off in a tussle with a bull has had his big toe surgically removed and attached to his hand in a remarkable medical feat by a Sydney surgeon. Despite efforts to preserve the thumb by stashing it among cold beers, 20-year-old bull rider …

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‘I started bleeding everywhere’

Dr Bryan Fry, pictured with an olive python, has been bitten 26 times. Picture: AAP Image/Alan Porritt BITE number one came two weeks after high school graduation. Ten minutes into the drive home, the signs it wasn’t OK started. A strange metallic taste in the mouth. All of the colour …

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World’s most shocking body art

The scar this leaves will depend on how the person takes care of it. WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT IMAGINE having a stranger cut or burn your skin with the hope to leave a permanent disfigurement that will remain visible on your body for the rest of your natural life. It might …

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