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$20,000,000 will be awarded to the first private group that lands a robotic craft on the moon as part of the Google Lunar X Prize.

15,600 ton of synthetic sand may be added to Florida's coastline each year by government officials. The tiny granules of glass will help restore eroding beaches.

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7,000 languages are currently spoken around the world. Scientists believe half of those are in danger of dying out.

300[degrees]C is the temperature to which dung from China's Chengdu panda-breeding center is heated to kill germs. The sterilized poop is then molded into souvenir panda statues.

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88 percent of women wash their hands after visiting public rest rooms, according to a recent study. Only 75 percent of males lather up.

30 years ago, NASA launched two probes to study the outer planets. Voyager 1 is now 15.5 billion kilometers from the sun and nearing the edge of our solar system.

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2 sets of jaws help moray eels nab prey. By contracting long throat muscles, eels shoot a set of hidden jaws In their throat forward to their mouth to help devour prey.
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Title Annotation:SCIENCE NEWS
Publication:Science World
Date:Nov 12, 2007
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