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Oblivion TrailerDecember 8, 2012, 1:30 pm

The trailer for Tom Cruises 2013 smash Oblivion is now available for viewing. The Earth has been decimated by an alien race which the humans won. A few people have stayed behind and Toms characters one of them.



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'Meteor Sighting' in Northern Ireland and ScotlandSeptember 21, 2012, 20:22 pm

During Thursday night, worried people began calling police in Scotland after seeing fireballs streaking through the sky. Some felt it could be a missle attack or a plane crashing to the ground.

The cause of which has not yet been identified but astronomers are keeping an open mind on the situation. Most believe it to be space junk or a small meteorite that finally fell to Earth. It could also be from an Asteroid that got to close to the Earth.

No injuries or damage has been recorded yet.



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Neil Armstrong has diedAugust 26, 2012, 10:09 am

Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon died yesterday (25th August 2012) caused by complications that were caused by him having a heart operation on the 7th August.

Along with Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, Neil journeyed to the moon on July 16, 1969, landing on the moon four days later. It would be the first of many trips to the moon but his only trip. He retired from N.A.S.A. soon after, instead of using his accomplishment to interest people in space, he lived a secluded life back in his birth state of Ohio, teaching at the University of Cincinnati rather than the University of Purdue where he had studied himself.



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Guild Wars 2July 29, 2012, 12:46 pm

Guild Wars 2, the game that most people believe may challenge World of Warcraft`s title of being the most popular MMO in the world. It is a sequel to the original Guild Wars games. In the originals, you could only play humans but in the new game, the adventures will allow you to play a range of races such as the Charr, the dog like race that appeared in Eye of the North. The game is set in the original continent of Tyria and 250 years after the events of the first game.



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Kung Fu PandariaJuly 29, 2012, 11:55 am

Pandas are coming to a high street computer store near you on the 25th September as the fourth expansion pack of World of Warcraft is released. The adventures of the Alliance and the Horde begin anew as the lost continent of Pandaria is discovered. Pandaria is home to the Pandarans, a Panda like creature. The Pandarans first appeared in the RTS Warcraft games but until now you could only have them as a non-combat pet. There is no antagonist such as the Lich King or Deathwing, just dungeons and raids with no lore.



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Sally Ride, first female American in space has died.July 24, 2012, 11:48 am

Americas first female Astronaut has died of Pancreatic cancer at the age of 61. She went up in space at the age of 32, the youngest astronaut at the time. Although she was the first female American, she wasn the first female in space. The first female to go up in space was Valentina Tereshova who went up twenty years before Sally did. Women were held back because of fears of what space travel could do a woman and any political fallout should she die. There was more political damage not letting a woman in space than letting one.

On the 18th of June 1983, she took off into space with her colleague on Challenger flight STS-7 and was in space for just over six days. After being selected for the mission, she was asked if she wept if things went wrong. In total, she spent just over 14 days in space carrying out missions objectives and tasks.



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Star Wars - The Old Republic Subscription DownMay 8, 2012, 13:42PM

It was inevitable that the number of number of initial subscribers to the game of Star Wars - The Old Republic would go down. The size of the drop has surprised all those in the business. The number of live subscription currently stands at 1.3 Million, down from a high of 1.7 Million. Such a drop in users has affected the share price of Electronic Arts which had put a lot of money in it in the hope of it succeeded. The game will carry on and will have to adapt if its too survive. New worlds, missions and raids will in time be added.

The number of subscribers at the worlds number one MMO, World of Warcraft currently stands at 10 Million which has also seen a drop of 2 million users since the last expansion came out in late 2010.



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Female Pandarens RevealedMarch 19, 2012, 14:21PM

We had known for a while what the male Pandarens had looked like. Now the female Pandarens have now appeared so we can see what they look like.



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Kepler 22b Could be InhabitedDecember 6, 2011, 14:43PM

Scientists are running round getting excited that a planet has been discovered orbiting a far off star that could contain life. The planet is just the right distance from its star in the Goldilocks zone to support life. The Goldilocks zone is a zone around a star where the planet is not too hot and not too cold to support life.

The planet is found in an area of space by the Lyra and Cygnusconstellations. It orbits the sun in 290 days and is closer to its star than Earth. Distance to the planet is 600 Light Years so it would take 600 years travelling at the speed of light to get there sadly. If there are any inhabitents on that planet that have faster than light speed travel, we should hope their friendly and have technology to get to us. You can read more at The Independent and The Guardian newspapers




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Neutrinos, Faster than LightSeptember 23, 2011, 16:16PM

On thursday, scientists have announced that they have broken one of the fundamental laws of physics that nothing travels faster than light. The scientists at CERN, the European Centre for Nuclear Research have announced to the world that an experiment using Neutrinos fired from Geneva to a site in Italy and back travelled faster than light.

The ramifications if proven could mean time travel and warp speed, the speed at which the USS Enterprise NCC-1701A from the series Star Trek is also possible. Don`t go booking your holiday on Vulcan just yet as other scientists are to test the experiment that the CERN scientists conducted to see if they got their results correct.

One of the group of scientists that will test the experiment is the Fermilab, the US Governments equivalent in Chicago.

A Neutrino is a small subatomic particle that has no electric charges unlike electrons so can travel where electrons



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