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China launches 'Lunar Palace' as a precursor for moon mission

Chinese students will live in a laboratory simulating a lunar environment for up to 200 days as Beijing prepares for its long-term goal of putting humans on the moon. Four postgraduate students from the capital’s astronautics research university Beihang entered the 160-square-meter (1,720-square-foot) cabin — dubbed the Yuegong-1 (“Lunar Palace-1”) ...

Vinegar offers hope in Barrier Reef starfish battle

/ Apr 27, 2017

Vinegar offers hope in Barrier Reef starfish battle

Coral-munching crown-of-thorns starfish can be safely killed by common household vinegar, scientists revealed Thursday in a discovery that offers hope for Australia’s struggling Great Barrier Reef. The predatory starfish is naturally occurring but has proliferated due to pollution and runoff at the World Heritage-listed ...