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  • Vatican: World not ending, despite Maya prediction

    December 11, 2012 2:32 PM

    VATICAN CITY - The Vatican's top astronomer has some assurances to offer: The world won't be ending in about two weeks, despite predictions to the contrary. The Rev. Jose Funes, director of the Vatican Observatory, wrote in Wednesday's Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano that "it's not even worth discussing" doomsday scenarios... more »
  • NASA finds planet that's just about right for life

    December 5, 2011 12:30 PM

    WASHINGTON - NASA has found a new planet outside our solar system that's eerily similar to Earth in key aspects. Scientists say the temperature on the surface of the planet is about a comfy 72 degrees. Its star could almost be a twin of our sun. It... more »

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