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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.


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.


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.


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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