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  1. -08-07-05 Discovery to Land (CNN News)
      "NASA engineers on the ground and astronauts in space are preparing for the first re-entry of a space shuttle since the 2003 Columbia disaster."

      " 'Staff preparing NASA's main landing facility for Monday's 4:46 a.m. ET scheduled touchdown were feeling a bit of "nervous excitement," an agency spokesman said.' " 8-05

  2. -03-15-06 Mexico Makes "Huge" Oil Find (BBC News)
      "Mexican President Vicente Fox has announced the discovery of a new deep-water oil field, which is believed to contain 10bn barrels of crude."

      "With at least 3.4m barrels per day, Mexico is Latin America's largest crude producer ahead of Venezuela and Brazil, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA)."

      "The oil industry provides one third of the Mexican state income. More than half the crude extracted is exported, mainly to the United States." 03-06

  3. Bible Codes - A Defense (
      "The fascinating phenomenon of the Torah Codes has gained widespread attention since Witztum, Rips, and Rosenberg published "Equidistant Letter Sequences in the Book of Genesis" in the respected journal, 'Statistical Science'. In the past few years, much has been written about this discovery. Unfortunately, most of what has been presented to the public has been misleading, incorrect, or falsely promoting a certain agenda." 06-06

  4. Important Transitional Fossil Found (
      "The fossil is so perfectly preserved because Ida probably died quickly and nonviolently; her resting place was an abandoned quarry called the Messel Pit, near Frankfurt."

      "The second reason the discovery is so important is its age. Ida her scientific name is Darwinius masillae dates to about 47 million years ago, when temperatures were warmer than they are today and when mammals underwent a burst of evolutionary diversification. In particular, that's when primates began splitting off into two branches. One became anthropoids, whose descendants are monkeys, apes and humans. The other turned into prosimians lemurs and their kin."

      "Ida is intriguing because she has some characteristics of both branches, which suggests that she could be a transitional animal that gave rise to the anthropoids and, ultimately, to us." 05-09

  5. Hubble Telescope Fixed and Improved (BBC News)
      "Astronomers are celebrating the release of remarkable new images from the Hubble Space Telescope (HST)." Some of the pictures are included in the article.

      Hubble discoveries to date include:

      "In what was a prime mission objective, Hubble fixed the Universe's age at about 13.7 billion years - later confirmed by other instruments"
      "Hubble's ability to detect faint supernovae contributed to the discovery that the expansion rate of the Universe is accelerating"
      "Hubble was one of two telescopes to make the first direct images of planets orbiting another star - historic images made public last November"
      "Hubble provided the first direct measurements of the three-dimensional distribution of dark matter in space"
      "Hubble has shown that monster black holes, with masses millions to billions times the mass of our Sun, inhabit the centres of most galaxies" 09-09

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