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Oceans of rubbish Human litter has worked its way into remote and inaccessible parts of the ocean where even humans haven’t managed to penetrate. A large-scale European seafloor survey highlights the extent of the problem of litter in marine environments.
Once dismissed as the hallucinations of those who had supped one too many cups of the local hooch, earthquake lights, although rare, are now a well recorded phenomenon, thanks to the almost ubiquitous presence of recording devices.
Updates from Mars New findings from NASA’s Curiosity rover include that only trace amounts of methane exist on Mars, which contradicts earlier observations, and that there is evidence of some Mars meteorites on Earth.