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    30 Jul 2014 Wed

    Milky Weigh: scientists take weight of the galaxy

    The Milky Way galaxy is lighter than previously thought, according to new research published by British-based scientists on Wednesday (July 30). 

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    30 Jul 2014 Wed

    Wine cup used by Pericles found in commoner's grave

    A wine cup believed to have been used by Classical Greek statesman Pericles has been found in a pauper's grave in north Athens, Greece's top daily Ta Nea reported on Wednesday (July 30).

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    29 Jul 2014 Tue

    Paris tourists share picnics with rats at the Louvre

    On a summer's day in central Paris, hundreds of tourists are enjoying a picnic in the city's Tuileries garden. It's a picture perfect scene, a stone's throw from the famous Louvre museum, with just one drawback - the rats.

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    29 Jul 2014 Tue

    NASA rover breaks out-of-this-world distance record

    The US space agency's Opportunity rover has now clocked more miles on Mars than any man-made vehicle to reach another celestial body, NASA said. Since arriving on the Red Planet in 2004, the rover has journeyed across 40 kilometres of Martian terrain.

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    29 Jul 2014 Tue

    Tiger campaign threatened by poor data: WWF

    Efforts to save the tiger are being undermined by a lack of information about how many of the endangered cats live in the wild, the conservation group WWF said on Tuesday (July 29).

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    29 Jul 2014 Tue

    Giant public artwork divides opinion in Sydney

    A giant Japanese-designed public artwork that will straddle Sydney's main street was unveiled on Tuesday, dividing opinion with supporters saying it will boost the city's reputation and critics calling it "stupid". 

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    29 Jul 2014 Tue

    Why did the Peking Duck cross the country?

    Where does Peking Duck come from? It is a trick question: the dish named after China's capital has its origins in Nanjing, hundreds of kilometres to the south.

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    29 Jul 2014 Tue

    World's largest solar boat on Greek prehistoric mission

    The world's largest solar boat, the catamaran PlanetSolar, will embark on a Greek mission to find one of the oldest sites inhabited by man in Europe, an organiser said on Monday (July 28).

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    28 Jul 2014 Mon

    Koala survives terrifying ride clinging to car

    Timberwolf the koala was lucky to be alive on Monday (July 28) after surviving a terrifying 88-kilometre (54.5-mile) ride down a busy Australian freeway clinging to the bottom of a car. 

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    27 Jul 2014 Sun

    Italy's wrecked cruise ship prepares to dock in Genoa

    The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner made its final approach Sunday to the Italian port of Genoa, where the mammoth carcass is being towed for scrap after its fatal capsize two and a half years ago.