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A close call of 0.8 light years

A group of astronomers from the US, Europe, Chile and South Africa have determined that 70,000 years ago a recently discovered dim star is likely to have passed through the solar system's distant cloud of ...

dateFeb 17, 2015 in Astronomy
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African vultures declining at a critical rate

An international team of researchers, including leading scientists from the University of St Andrews, the Hawk Conservancy Trust and the University of York, say African vultures are likely to qualify as 'Critically ...

dateJun 19, 2015 in Ecology
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Rape stats poorly reflect reality

Statistics on violence – particularly towards women and children – are highly politicised in South Africa. Typically, they serve one of two purposes: either they provide government with evidence of a ...

dateJun 22, 2015 in Social Sciences
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