The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected two potential sites for the Rosetta lander, Philae, to make contact with a comet in November. If it succeeds, it will be a first of galactic proportions.
Nuclear bomb tests contaminate soils, while nuclear accidents and X-rays are a direct threat to our health. At a world summit this week, doctors called for more protection and awareness.
Google revenues rose strongly in the second quarter, driven by an increase in the number of paid clicks on ads, and profits per share were also up year-on-year. Analysts see promise in Google's 'moonshot' technologies.
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Forensic sleuths have analyzed the remains of England's King Richard III, finding that he likely died of blows to an unprotected head. The report broadly backs anecdotal accounts of the death immortalized by Shakespeare.
A UN envoy has said that Israelis and Palestinians have agreed on a reconstruction plan for the Gaza Strip after seven weeks of bombardment. Israel, meanwhile, said that a mortar shell from Gaza hit its territory.
The EU-Ukraine Association Agreement challenges Russia. Brussels and Kyiv must now summon a great deal of sensitivity, says DW's Christoph Hasselbach.
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