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October 18, 2017 6:34 PM New Google Maps feature lets you go to space

Google Maps is no longer just for getting directions here on Earth. You can now explore numerous planets, moons and the International Space Station using a new Google Maps feature. The new feature uses imagery captured by the Cassini spacecraft, which was launched 20 years ago and finally burned up in Saturn's atmosphere over the summer. During its long mission 101

October 18, 2017 2:23 AM Zimbabwe bans fruit, vegetable imports as forex crunch deepens

Most imports are from South Africa. Zimbabwe banned fruit and vegetable imports on Tuesday to preserve its dwindling reserves of hard currency, drawing immediate warnings of food shortages. The order, which followed a ban on maize imports in June, alarmed retailers and street dealers in the capital Harare who get much of their produce from neighbouring 140

October 17, 2017 4:18 AM A bright light seen across the universe, proving Einstein right

Bay Area scientists announced today that they had seen the fireball cast off by colliding neutron stars 130 million light-years away, a landmark achievement in our quest to explore deep time and space. The first-ever sighting, part of a large body of discoveries by more than 70 international observatories announced in Washington, D.C., on Monday, advances 124

October 16, 2017 11:36 PM Spotlight: Scientists' dream comes true with detection of gravitational waves from merging neutron stars

Image made by Caltech and NASA shows the UV/IR/Radio discovery of neutron star merger in NGC 4993. Scientists announced Monday that they have for the first time detected the ripples in space and time known as gravitational waves as well as light from a spectacular collision of two neutron stars. (Xinhua/Robert Hurt of Caltech, Mansi Kasliwal of Caltech 104

October 13, 2017 3:32 PM Russia launches satellite to monitor the atmosphere

Russia on Friday launched a European satellite dedicated to monitoring the Earth's atmosphere, the protective layer that shields the planet from the sun's radiation, live footage from the cosmodrome showed. The Sentinel-5P orbiter took off on schedule at 0927 GMT from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The launch went according to plan and the 820-kilogram 70

October 13, 2017 11:57 AM Russia launches European satellite to monitor Earth's atmosphere

'The Sentinel-5P satellite is now safely in orbit so it is up to our mission control teams to steer this mission into its operational life and maintain it for the next 7 years or more,' the agency's director general, Jan Woerner, says in a statement LIFTOFF. A satellite is sent into orbit on Russian Rockot launcher at 09:27 GMT on Friday, October 13. Screen 89

October 12, 2017 6:25 AM Rand gains as importers cash in on rally

JOHANNESBURG - The rand firmed by more than 1% against the dollar for a second consecutive session yesterday boosted by a lull in local politics and some importers stepping in to buy the currency before the rally fades. Stocks inched higher, led by hotel group Sun International and clothes retailer Truworths. At 5pm, the rand bid at R13.5759 to the dollar 117

October 9, 2017 4:00 AM Opposition should learn from history

Events that characterised the BMD in the last few months clearly prove that history is not always the best teacher. Recent events in the opposition bloc have raised many questions as to whether the opposition will ever learn from past experiences. The confusion reigning supreme in the present opposition ranks is not a new phenomenon. It is the exact 114

October 8, 2017 4:03 PM NIBIRU FINAL WARNING: ‘Just how long does Earth have left before Planet X doom?’

AN EMOTIONAL plea has been made for the world to prepare for the mythical planet Nibiru to pass the Earth. Planet X believers continue to maintain the mythical planetary system is about to pass us this month, causing a polar shift, as well as huge earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The Nibiru myth is that a theorised mini solar system consisting of a sun, planets 109

October 8, 2017 2:23 PM End of the world will start 'on October 15'

Doomsday theorist David Meade believes we could have seven years of tsunamis, earthquakes and hurricanes' ending in the apocalypse Doomsday theorist David Meade believes our planet will be the victim of tsunamis, earthquakes and hurricanes, starting on October 15. Worst of all this plague of destruction will last seven years before the earth is eventually 131