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The most profitable asteroid is...

With the recent announcement of the asteroid mining company, Planetary Resources, some of the most-asked questions about this enticing but complex endeavor include, what asteroids do we mine? Which are the ...

dateMay 17, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Trouble lurks for Indonesia's 'last paradise'

Huts on stilts perch above the coral of the turquoise lagoon, hammocks awaiting a lazy siesta and sunset cocktails. The Indonesian archipelago of Raja Ampat is a modern-day garden of Eden. But for how long?

dateNov 18, 2011 in Environment
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Plate tectonics coming of age

(PhysOrg.com) -- Plate tectonics in its current form is believed to have started one billion years ago. A study of two billion year old rocks from African gold mines has now shown that the same process of ...

dateNov 24, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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