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  1. 1. news | 06 Dec 2014

    NASA's Orion pushes boundaries of human spaceflight

    By AFP

    » CAPE CANAVERAL - A new US space capsule, Orion, circled the Earth twice before plunging into the ocean Friday in a flawless test flight that opened a new chapter in human deep space travel.

  2. 2. news | 05 Dec 2014

    Orion flight marks 'milestone' for US space program: NASA

    By AFP

    » The US space agency's Orion capsule circled the Earth twice before plunging into the ocean Friday in a flawless test flight that NASA called a "significant milestone" in the journey to Mars.

  3. 3. news | 04 Dec 2014

    Countdown to Orion's first step to Mars

    By AFP

    » CAPE CANAVERAL, USA - The Orion spacecraft, designed to carry humans farther in deep space than ever before, is poised to blast off Thursday in what the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) hailed as a fi...

  4. 4. news | 03 Jan 2015

    Tasmania's lavender bear smells potential of Chinese market

    By AFP

    » NABOWLA (AUSTRALIA) - When Chinese President Xi Jinping stepped on to the airport tarmac in Australia's smallest state Tasmania he was presented with a purple-coloured fluffy toy called Bobbie.

  5. 5. news | 18 Dec 2014

    Sea Shepherd confronts illegal Antarctic poaching vessel

    By AFP

    » SYDNEY - Environmental activist group Sea Shepherd said on Thursday it confronted a ship known for poaching Patagonian toothfish and other rare species in the Antarctic, part of its efforts to target illegal fishing in t...

  6. 6. learning | 03 Jan 2014

    Antarctic "holiday" ends with helicopter rescue

    Easy English news

    By Terry Fredrickson

    » Those 52 scientists and tourists stuck on a Russian research ship in the Antarctic for ten days have now been rescued by a helicopter from a Chinese icebreaker

  7. 7. news | 08 Jan 2015

    Japan whaling ships set out for Antarctic -- to count, not hunt

    By AFP

    » TOKYO - Japanese whaling ships set sail for the Antarctic on Thursday on the look out for whales, but only to count them and take skin samples, after a UN court ordered an end to the annual hunt.

  8. 8. learning | 14 May 2014

    Antarctic ice melt "unstoppable," scientists say

    Climate news

    By Terry Fredrickson

    » Scientist say ice is melting in the western Antarctic at an unstoppable pace, bad news for Thai coastal areas already experiencing significant erosion.

  9. 9. learning | 24 Dec 2012

    Antarctic ice sheet warming faster than thought

    General news

    By Terry Fredrickson

    » Antarctic ice appears to be melting much faster than previously thought, increasing the danger of the eventual flooding of low-lying coastal cities (e.g., Bangkok).

  10. 10. news | 03 Jan 2015

    Volvo Ocean Race fleet depart for China with Team Vestas Wind

    By AFP

    » ABU DHABI - Team Vestas Wind, the crew whose boat was grounded in the middle of the Indian Ocean, waved farewell to the rest of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet on Saturday as they set sail for the third leg to China from Abu ...

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