Turning Waste into Materials for the Trip To Mars

Mars is a long way off. Space agencies planning a mission there have estimated that sending six crew members to the Red Planet would take about 916 days.

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Woman That Follow a Mediterranean Diet May Live Longer

Women who eat a Mediterranean-style diet may live longer than those who don't, according to new study that looked at one marker of aging. 

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Shocking Insight On Electric Eels

The electric eel is one of those animals that can strike fear into people's hearts, even though it lives a relatively peaceful life in the tepid waterways of South America. 

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New Lava Lake in The Congo

Explosions of fiery lava fountains and plumes of poisonous gas, a new lava lake has appeared atop one of Africa's most active volcanoes.

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Why Hunger Games message is dangerous
Peter Bloom says teenage dreams of defeating evil are not useful in real attempts to change the world.
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PPC names mining executive as next CEO
Cement firm PPC Ltd named a mining industry veteran as chief executive, ending a three-month leadership vacuum that has hit its shares.
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Panic mood hits Russian economy
Russia has scrambled to halt a run on the ruble in the worst economic crisis of President Vladimir Putin's 15 years in power.
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Obama signs $1.1 trillion spending bill
President Barack Obama has signed a passed by Congress last week that lifted the threat of a government shutdown.
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Qatar pay migrant workers to be sport ‘fans’
In Qatar, when people can't find time or be bothered to fill their sports arenas, migrant workers are paid to take their place.
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Battered Aussies looking to regroup
Australia are picking up the pieces after a punishing day in the field as India took the upper hand in the second Test at the sweltering Gabba.
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Amla, AB punish Windies bowlers
An unbeaten stand of 168 between Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers took South Africa to tea on 225 for three on day one of the first Test.
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Xavi would love to coach Barca
Barcelona midfielder Xavi says he would relish the chance to follow the example of Pep Guardiola and coach the club one day.
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Obama has been mistaken for valet
“There's no black male my age, who's a professional, who hasn't come out of a restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody didn't hand them their car keys.”
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Axe murderer to be sentenced on Friday
Phindile Joseph Ntshongwana will be sentenced by the Durban High Court on Friday for hacking four people to death with an axe.
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Pakistani shopkeeper’s killers jailed
Two Mpumalanga men convicted of murdering a Pakistani shopkeeper were sentenced to 25 years behind bars.
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90 schools win R81m case
A court ordered the education department to reimburse 90 Eastern Cape schools R81m they had paid for teachers' salaries out of their own pockets since 2011.
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