NASA accidentally sells priceless Apollo 11 artifact

NASA accidentally sells priceless Apollo 11 artifact

A priceless piece of equipment used during NASA’s Apollo 11 mission to the moon, has reportedly been sold off at an auction – by mistake. The artifact, described as a national treasure by the government officials demanding its return, is the sample bag used on the moon’s surface by Buzz...

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Brazilian president set for impeachment trial after majority senate vote

Brazilian president set for impeachment trial after majority senate vote

Dilma Rousseff, the Brazilian president and leader of the left-wing Workers Party is due to be impeached, after a senate vote of 59-21, ensured a trial will take place.     The trial comes after accusations that Rousseff misled the Brazilian public about the country’s finances during her re-election campaign...

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Google and GlaxoSmithKline fund £540 million bioelectronics firm

Google and GlaxoSmithKline fund £540 million bioelectronics firm

The collaboration between two industry giants, Verily Life Sciences (formerly Google Life Sciences) and the UK’s largest drug company, GlaxoSmithKline, could fling open the doors to the little researched branch of medical treatment, bioelectronics. The new medical company, Galvani Bioelectronics, will explore the possibilities of treatment targeting the body’s electrical...

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“Books feed the soul”: Syria’s secret library

“Books feed the soul”: Syria’s secret library

Hidden beneath the rubble of the Damascus suburb of Darayya, an area besieged by conflict, lies a secret that very few Syrians know about. Darayya is a suburb of the capital city of Damascus, lying 8 kilometres to the south of the centre. Razed to the ground over the course...

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Harefield Hospital needs ‘medical master-plan’ to secure its future

Harefield Hospital needs ‘medical master-plan’ to secure its future

The Royal Brompton along with its sister hospital Harefield have been advised that without an injection of cash, they could have vital services decommissioned.   The Harefield hospital is an important part of Britain’s medical history, playing host to the first heart and lung transplant performed in Britain, in 1983,...

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Cruise Ships for the Homeless

Cruise Ships for the Homeless

Businessmen in the city of Auckland, New Zealand, have come up with a bizarre new solution to the growing problem of homelessness and astronomical property prices: house the homeless in cruise ships. Although the proposal may seem outlandish, businessman Gary House has argued the idea makes practical sense. House, in...

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