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NASA – NASA’s Kepler Mission Confirms Its First Planet in Habitable Zone of Sun-like Star

NASA’s Kepler mission has confirmed its first planet in the “habitable zone,” the region where liquid water could exist on a planet’s surface. Kepler also has discovered more than 1,000 new planet candidates, nearly doubling its previously known count. Ten of these candidates are near-Earth-size and orbit in the habitable zone of their host star. […]

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Why Hitler hated being called a Nazi — origins of words / phrases revealed

Nazi – an insult in use long before the rise of Adolf Hitler’s party. It was a derogatory term for a backwards peasant – being a shortened version of Ignatius, a common name in Bavaria, the area from which the Nazis emerged Nazi – an insult in use long before the rise of Adolf Hitler’s […]

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Grownups puzzled by Hollister store that keeps shoppers at night

Venturing into a clothes shop beloved by teenagers are frequently like entering a different planet for adults, and the experience is much more bewildering for those dragged directly into Hollister, a US fashion sequence.     The stores are so candlelight that parents have complained regarding tripping over tables, bumping directly into fellow shoppers, and […]

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The full English

The mother tongue you thought you knew much like the back of your hand turns out to be a horse of a distinct colour.     English is a appropriate old mishmash of languages, a hotchpotch containing absorbed influences piecemeal from the four corners in the earth and across all your seven seas. The upshot […]

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Rare Sumatran tiger cub triplets displayed at Sidney Zoo

The particular two-month-old cubs make their initial public appearance at Taronga zoo. The particular cubs, two male and a single female, have been kept out of public view as yet and will only be put on display for a short while each day as they tire quickly and need a lot of sleep.

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