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‘Humanity Star’: NZ rocket’s secret payload was shiny, disco ball satellite (PHOTO)

A rocket transporting a number of pieces of commercial hardware into space last weekend had a secret payload – a glittering satellite designed to be viewed from Earth with the naked eye. Rocket Lab, a private US company with a New Zealand subsidiary, aims to carry out frequent deliveries of commercial vehicles into low orbit. On Sunday, the firm’s Electron ...

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Satellite captures stunning close up image of volcanic eruption in Papua New Guinea (PHOTO)

Newly released satellite footage has captured a fresh angle of a volcano spewing ash in Papua New Guinea. There is no record of the volcano ever erupting before. The Kadovar Island volcano, which is approximately 24 kilometers north of the Papuan mainland, began erupting on January 5. This prompted authorities to evacuate the 590 occupants of the island. The people ...

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‘No Trump!’ Hundreds march in Switzerland against US leader’s Davos visit (PHOTO)

Hundreds of people flocked to the streets in Switzerland to protest the visit of US President Donald Trump to the Alpine town of Davos, where he is set to deliver a speech at the World Economic Forum. Anti-globalist and anti-capitalist rallies erupted in the cities of Geneva, Lausanne, and Fribourg as the mountain resort town of Davos hosts the 2018 ...

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13 die after massive landslide throws bus into abyss in Colombia (PHOTO, VIDEO)

At least 13 people died when the bus they were traveling on was pushed by a landslide into a deep abyss off a highway in southwestern Colombia, authorities announced. Rescuers only managed to reach it the next day. About 5,000 cubic meters (176,000 cubic feet) of rocks and mud unexpectedly slid off mountainous terrain in the Nariño region of the ...

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Chelsea Manning drops in to pro-Trump party in New York (PHOTO)

Chelsea Manning has made a shock appearance at an event celebrating the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration, organized by the alt-right movement’s biggest media personalities. The ‘Night for Freedom’, which was billed as a celebration of “life, culture, music and mindset,” was hosted by conservative commentator Mike Cernovich in New York. Cernovich’s fellow conservatives James O’Keefe and Gavin McInnes ...

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Jupiter’s stunning storm clouds captured in latest Juno flyby (PHOTO)

The NASA space probe Juno has once again captured the jaw-dropping beauty of Jupiter in another breathtaking image of the gas giant posted to the space agency’s Twitter feed Thursday. The picture, which has been color-enhanced, was snapped by the Juno probe during its 10th flyby of the gas giant on December 16. The spacecraft was positioned just above the ...

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Digital devotees: Catholic church installs card payments units (PHOTO)

Not to be left behind in the digital age, a Catholic church in France has installed card terminals to take donations from willing parishioners. This digital upgrade has been rolled out at the Saint-François de Molitor church in Paris. Devout Catholics can now simply tap their card on one of five wireless terminals circulated during mass in the traditional wickers ...

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Popemobile grinds to a halt as Pontiff aids fallen police woman (VIDEO, PHOTO)

Pope Francis broke protocol when he ordered his so-called ‘popemobile’ to a halt so that he could assist a mounted policewoman thrown from her horse. The cop was toppled while escorting the pontiff as he waved to crowds in the city of Iquique, northern Chile. Break in protocol — Pope Francis stops the popemobile to attend to a policewoman who ...

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‘Aliens’ of the deep? Horrifying shark with extending jaws caught off Taiwan (PHOTO)

Five weird sharks resembling the aliens from the eponymous Hollywood thriller were captured off the coast of Taiwan in a rare appearance of the elusive viper dogfish species. The glowing black creatures have peculiar extending jaws and needle-shaped teeth, but little is known about the rarely-seen shark. The five specimens were caught at a depth of 350 metres during a ...

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Hunt for ‘evil’ culprit after koala nailed to wooden post (PHOTO)

The discovery of a dead koala found screwed to a wooden post in a park in Queensland, Australia, has sparked outrage and a hunt for the perpetrator. The animal’s corpse was found screwed to a gazebo in Brooloo park, north of Brisbane, by Koala Rescue Queensland on Wednesday. The group said that, because of the amount of blood present at ...

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