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  • After Successful Launch, India’s Mars Orbiter Is On Its Way
    By on November 6, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    neo12 writes “India has successfully launched a spacecraft to the Red Planet — with the aim of becoming the fourth space agency to reach Mars.” As our previous mention of the launch notes, getting to Mars by rocket is a long haul: if all goes well, it will be about 10 months until Mangalyaan reaches orbit.

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  • Jeremy Guscott Q&A
    By on November 5, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    England legend Jeremy Guscott on victory over Australia, selection issues for the Argentina Test, and Wales’ dilemma


  • Ding wins to maintain hat-trick bid
    By on November 1, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Ding Junhui beats Peter Ebdon at the International Championship to stay on track for a third successive ranking title.


  • Artificial Blood Made In Romania
    By on November 1, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    First time accepted submitter calinduca writes “Artificial blood that could one day be used in humans without side effects has been created by scientists in Romania. The blood contains water and salts along with a protein known as hemerythrin which is extracted from sea worms. Researchers from Babe-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, hope it could help end blood supply shortages and prevent infections through donations.” Wikipedia’s entry on (more…)