Marie Colvin killed: Syrian forces had pledged to kill ‘any journalist who set foot on Syrian soil’ – Telegraph

Syrian forces murdered journalist Marie Colvin after pledging to kill


Re-thinking an alien world

Forty light years from Earth, a rocky world named ’55 Cancri e’ circles perilously close to a stellar inferno. Completing one orbit in only 18 hours, the alien planet is 26 times closer to its parent star than Mercury is to the Sun.

If Earth were in the same position, the soil beneath our feet …


Woolly mammoth to be brought back to life from cloned bone marrow ‘within five years’

Scientists from Russia and Japan will launch fully-fledged joint research next year aiming to recreate the giant mammal after finding a thigh bone recovered from permafrost soil in Siberia.