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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On Wednesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes the emir of Qatar in Berlin. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is one of the Middle East's most influential leaders - but his politics are controversial.
Three separate polls have given the "no" campaign just a marginal lead one day ahead of a Scottish referendum on independence from the United Kingdom. Both sides are embarking on one last charm offensive.
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.
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