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Meteorite hits Cambodia, sparks fires

A 4.5 kg (10 lb) meteorite which landed in a former Khmer Rouge zone of northwest Cambodia started fires across rice fields and prayers from villagers who saw it as a divine omen of peace.

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Groups Eye Davidson Seamount For Different Reasons

A water war over control of Davidson Seamount -- an underwater volcano off the coast of Big Sur -- is pitting environmental and oil interests against each other. Davidson Seamount is about 75 miles from Monterey and is the size of Mount Shasta.

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Astronomy’s Case Of The Missing Disks

Astronomers announced Jan. 10 that they have a lead in the case of the missing disks. The report was presented by UCLA graduate student and Ph.D. candidate Peter Plavchan; his adviser, Michael Jura; and Sarah Lipscy, now at Ball Aerospace, to the American

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