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Planets on parade: 5 will be lined up in night sky this week

Keep an eye to the sky this week for a chance to see a planetary hangout. Five planets — Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Uranus and Mars — will line up near the moon. WHERE AND WHEN CAN YOU SEE THEM? The best day to catch the whole group is Tuesday.


Oldest tartan in Scotland to go on public display for first time

The Glen Affric tartan, which is thought to date to between 1500 and 1600, will go on display at V&A Dundee next month.


Can a machine replace a kiss? Chinese start-up’s new invention raises eyebrows and excitement

Howard Wolowitz, one of the main characters from The Big Bang Theory, was depicted in the sitcom as having successfully invented a device that could simulate the feeling of being kissed by someone else.


Kate champions role businesses can take in supporting children and their carers

The Princess of Wales has championed the role businesses can play in supporting children and their carers, saying the foundations for key skills employers look for “are built in the earliest years of our lives”. Kate this week urged business leaders…


Archaeologists on ‘first-of-its-kind’ mission to map sunken ancient landscapes

Dr Simon Fitch and Professor Richard Bates will travel to Croatia to begin a five-day long survey of the Adriatic seabed.


Navajo Tech 1st among tribal universities to offer PhD

Navajo Technical University has launched its first accredited doctoral program that will be dedicated to sustaining Diné culture and language


Dog chews instead of chicken breasts among unusual store delivery substitutions

Almost half of supermarket deliveries included a substitute item over the last 12 months, Which? found.


Knight Foundation leader to retire, leaving powerful legacy

Alberto Ibargüen announced Friday that he was stepping down as the leader of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, ending a run as the grantmaker’s president that began in the George W. Bush administration. With about $3 billion in assets,…


A quarter of particle pollution in UK cities come from farms, study warns

Inefficient use of nitrogen-based fertilisers lead to ammonia being released, creating harmful particles that can traverse through the air and into our lungs, says scientist


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