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Space to grow: wilderness therapy could help abuse survivors

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Wilderness therapy and access to green space may help domestic abuse survivors heal while improving therapy outcomes, a study has found. Scientists from the University of Essex worked with the Wilderness Foundation, a...

Space heroes, dictator art and cartoon toy horses – take the Thursday quiz

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As these introductory blurbs get increasingly laboured and half-hearted, it is time once again to gather for the rituals of the Thursday quiz. Face the 15 vaguely topical and general knowledge questions. Sigh as you p...

If everyone’s working from home, why is commercial office space booming?

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Many people loved working from home during the pandemic. They got to spend more time with their families, adopted more pets, enjoyed the magic of delivery services, binged Netflix, swapped their suits for sweats and e...

Leave space missions to billionaires and robots, says astronomer royal

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The world’s space agencies should scrap plans to send astronauts to the moon and Mars and leave them to explorers and billionaires who can privately fund and risk such adventures, the astronomer royal says. Lord Marti...

Orbital space around Earth must be protected amid rise in satellites, say scientists

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The orbital space around Earth must urgently be protected by environmental rules and regulations akin to those that safeguard the planet’s land, seas and air, leading scientists say. An international team of researche...

Mind that satellite! The mission to clean up dangerous space junk

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In November last year, the five astronauts and two cosmonauts on the International Space Station (ISS) were ordered to suit up and take refuge in their capsules for fear their spaceship might be struck by flying debri...

Moonshot review – sprightly space romcom stows away to Mars

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This is a smarter-than-it-sounds sci-fi romcom, the kind Gen-Z kids would presumably dig. It sends a seemingly mismatched boy-girl couple – poor, hapless but good-hearted Walt (Cole Sprouse, from Riverdale) and super-...

Lindsay and Paula Fox donate a record $100m for National Gallery of Victoria space

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The family of the billionaire trucking magnate Lindsay Fox has donated $100m to the National Gallery of Victoria’s new contemporary space, securing the naming rights for the wing. The Andrews government on Tuesday ann...

Space mice may offer clues to why astronauts get kidney stones

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When astronauts travel into space they can expect some extraordinary new experiences. But they may also face a more mundane and potentially mission-ending one: kidney stones. According to Nasa, kidney stones have been...

A local’s guide to Valencia: home of paella, one of Europe’s best food markets and a unique green space

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The Valencia region is well known for its citrus fruit, seafood and rice, but “gastronomy” has grown fast here in recent years. Compared with my girlfriend’s home town in France, though, a great meal isn’t madly expen...

First all-private astronaut team arrives at International Space Station

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The first all-private team of astronauts sent to the International Space Station arrived safely on Saturday to begin a week-long mission hailed as a milestone in commercial spaceflight. The rendezvous came about 21 ho...

Russia to halt cooperation over International Space Station

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Russia says it will end cooperation with western countries over the International Space Station until sanctions are lifted. Russia’s space director said on Saturday that the restoration of normal ties between partners...

South Korea says it has successfully test-fired its first solid-fuel space rocket

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South Korea has said it has successfully test-fired a solid-fuel space rocket for the first time, as it attempts to ramp up its defences after North Korea’s recent launch of a long-range missile and amid speculation t...

Australia news live updates: UN takes swipe at Morrison government over climate crisis; Dutton to launch space command

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UN secretary general calls Australia a ‘holdout’ after Scott Morrison refuses to strengthen the nation’s 2030 emissions reduction target. Follow the latest updates live

Pete Davidson backs out of trip to space on Jeff Bezos rocket

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Pete Davidson has bowed out of a short ride to space on a Jeff Bezos rocket. The Saturday Night Live star is no longer able to make the flight, which has been delayed for nearly a week, Bezos’s space travel company sa...

European Space Agency suspends €1bn Mars mission with Russia

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The European Space Agency has suspended its €1bn (£844m) ExoMars mission, a joint project with Russia that was due to launch a robotic rover in September. Member states of the ESA voted on Thursday to cancel the launc...

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