Jason Webb
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/ 9 April 2008

Smallest planet outside solar system found

The smallest planet discovered outside our solar system has been found by Spanish scientists. ”I think we are very close, just a few years away, from detecting a planet like Earth,” team leader Ignasi Ribas told a news conference on Wednesday. The rocky planet, with a radius about 50% greater than the Earth’s, circles a small red dwarf star 30 light years away.

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/ 16 November 2007

UN says cocaine-snorting stars harm Africa

Use of cocaine by celebrities is encouraging a trade that destroys whole communities in Latin America and Africa, the United Nations’ top anti-crime official said on Thursday. ”All these celebrity role models, turned into junkies, have in fact spent a lot of time in rehab lately, and their lives are a mess,” said Antonio Maria Costa.