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Last man on moon warns new lunar missions of ‘deep space risks’

Last man on moon warns new lunar missions of ‘deep space risks’

Technology
By Greg Milam, US correspondent Harrison Schmitt says he doesn't much enjoy travelling by air these days.Having just celebrated his 84th birthday, he sighs at the prospect of a cross-country journey by passenger jet. When you've done a half-a-million-mile round trip to the moon in your lifetime, perhaps you come to perceive travel somewhat differently to the rest of us. Schmitt has travelled a lot this week, to honour and be honoured as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations for the pinnacle of NASA's Apollo mission.He was one of the hundreds of thousands in the US space programme, the men and women who answered the call of President John F Kennedy and landed Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon in July 1969. ...
Sainsbury’s sales slide despite deep discounts

Sainsbury’s sales slide despite deep discounts

Business
Deep discounting has failed to stem the slide in sales for Sainsbury's.The supermarket giant says it has cut prices on more than 1,000 everyday food and grocery products since February.Yet in its latest quarterly trading statement, it reports a fall of 1.2% in its total sales, excluding fuel.Chief executive Mike Coupe complained of a "tough trading environment", but said Sainsbury's was making progress. The firm said: "Retail markets remain highly competitive and promotional."The results cover the 16 weeks to 29 June. Like-for-like sales, which ignore the boost that a retailer gets from opening new stores, were even worse, falling by 1.6%.The supermarket is still reeling from its failed bid to merge with rival Asda, which was blocked in April by the UK's ...
Evidence of deep groundwater on Mars detailed in new study

Evidence of deep groundwater on Mars detailed in new study

Science
March 28 (UPI) -- Mars may still host active groundwater deep beneath its surface, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Southern California. After closely analyzing a phenomenon known as "recurrent slope linea," estimated to be the dry signatures left by short-lived streams, scientists determined deep groundwater on Mars is likely not relegated to the poles. Researchers have previously argued surface water activity accounts for the recurrent slope linea found on the walls of Martian craters. "We suggest that this may not be true," Essam Heggy, a scientist working on ESA's Mars Express Sounding radar experiment, called MARSIS, said in a news release. "We propose an alternative hypothesis that they originate from a deep pressurized groundwater source which comes to ...

Dua Lipa’s assets sexily spill out of deep plunge dress in BRALESS display

Entertainment
The hitmaker has had a great year so far after nabbing the title of Best New Artist at the Grammys in February. Boyfriend Isaac Carew has always been her number one fan, often taking to Instagram to show how proud he is of the singer-songwriter. But last night it was Dua Lipa’s turn to play the supporting role as she attended his book launch in London. Chef Isaac unveiled his new cookbook, Dirty Dishes, at an exclusive party at the restaurant, Fiume. The raven-haired beauty made sure to dress for the event, turning up in a sultry minidress. The metallic gold number was embellished with dramatic black feathers, which tickled the top of her thighs. It featured an extreme deep plunge neckline which exposed her ample cleavage spectacularly. The 23-year-...
Fish evolved near shorelines, not in deep waters, study says

Fish evolved near shorelines, not in deep waters, study says

Science
Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Fish likely evolved from shallow shorelines, dating back more than 400 years ago, according to scientists. New findings were published in Science magazine Friday on the evolution of vertebrae fish during the middle Paleozoic era, from 480 million to 360 million years ago. The study was conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, University of Manchester and University of Birmingham. The team focused primarily on fossil vertebrates, both jawed and jawless fish. Scientists found that larger fish diversified near shorelines, and later thinner fish populated deeper marine and freshwater habitats. Their goal was to "complete a missing link in our evolutionary story" by closing some of the gaps of what researchers knew about ...