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Earth Hour 2008 - Switch Off All Lights!

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8.00pm (local time) Saturday, March 29th is Earth Hour. This is when millions of people and businesses around the world will switch off all lights for one hour. The idea behind Earth Hour is to show people how much impact each individual can have in curbing the effects of global warming.

Huge Chunk Of Antarctica Ice Breaks Off

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A 160-mile square mile (four times the size of Paris) chunk of ice broke off yesterday in Western Antarctica. The ice is part of the Wilkins Ice shelf, which at one time covered over 13,000 square miles. However, the rising temperatures have impacted it severely over the years.

Why Are Thousands Of Bats Dying?

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The death of thousands of hibernating bats in caves near New York and Vermont has scientists baffled and concerned. The issue is very similar to the mysterious disappearance of honeybees that has continued to worry scientists and farmers since late last year.

The First House On The Moon?

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A little red house on the moon? If Swedish artist Mikael Genberg has his way this will be a reality by 2011. He has the full support of the Swedish Space Agency and even some big sponsors that include a car rental company and members of the Swedish Government.

Russian Aerocar - The Ultimate Machine On Land, Sea And Air?

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Alexander Begak, a Russian inventor unveiled his most recent creation earlier this week. "Evolution", according to Alexander is the ultimate machine that can operate on land, sea and air. 

17-year old wins $100,000 scholarship in Science Talent Competition

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17-year old Shivani Sud, a high school senior from North Carolina will receive a $100,000 U.S. Dollar scholarship from the Intel Foundation for winning the annual Intel Science Talent Search Contest, held in Washington D.C. last week. Shivani beat 1,600 other students nationwide with her research on how to improve colon cancer treatment.

Shuttle Endeavour blasts into space on a sixteen day mission

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Early this morning, Shuttle Endeavour lit up the dark skies with a spectacular launch to Space. The seven men crew has two main missions - to add the first module (section) of Japan's Science Lab and to attach a second Canadian Robotic Arm called "Dextre".

Arizona's Grand Canyon

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Arizona's magnificent Grand Canyon made the news headlines twice last week. First because of the decision to flood it with billions of gallons of water, to try restore the Canyon's natural habitat and the second time because of a new study that suggests that the Canyon is a lot older than we think.

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