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1 Mangalyaan: Will India's Mars mission reach the orbit?
India's maiden mission to Mars, the Mangalyaan has been on a 300-day marathon covering over 670 million kilometres (420 million miles). Science writer Pallava Bagla traces its journey as it nears its planned arrival in orbit.
2 Beyond Angkor: How lasers revealed a lost city
Deep in the Cambodian jungle lie the remains of a vast medieval city, which was hidden for centuries. New archaeological techniques are now revealing its secrets - including an elaborate network of temples and boulevards, and sophisticated engineering.
3 Medellin tower blocks demolished after collapse
Engineers in the Colombian city of Medellin have blown up four tower blocks which had been deemed unsafe following a deadly collapse. Twelve people died last October when a concrete pillar gave way in Tower 6, causing the 24-storey building to topple.
4 Indian white tiger kills student at Delhi zoo
Zoo manager Riaz Khan said the young man "leapt over the railing into the tiger enclosure". Initial reports described him as a schoolboy. Television pictures showed the student crouching against a wall while the tiger stood near him.
5 Galapagos tortoise Lonesome George: Dispute over body
A dispute has broken out between an Ecuadorean ministry and the Galapagos Islands over where the preserved body of a Galapagos giant tortoise should be housed. Lonesome George rose to fame as the last known individual of his species, but he died in 2012.
6 Rockefellers to switch investments to 'clean energy'
Heirs to the Rockefeller family, which made its vast fortune from oil, are to sell investments in fossil fuels and reinvest in clean energy, reports say.
7 Delhi marriage detective in high demand
Weddings in India are big occasions - more so than in other cultures. Families save for their whole lives to pay for this one special event, which very often runs into days of celebrations with thousands of guests.
8 Greeks captivated by Alexander-era tomb at Amphipolis
The discovery of an enormous tomb in northern Greece, dating to the time of Alexander the Great of Macedonia, has enthused Greeks, distracting them from a dire economic crisis. Who, they are asking, is buried within.
9 'I lost a job because of my tattoos'
Readers got in touch with their experiences of terminated job interviews, losing out on promised promotions and leaving jobs because of their tattoos. It followed a Magazine article which asked whether discrimination against people with tattoos should be banned in the workplace.
10 Cosmic inflation: BICEP 'underestimated' dust problem
One of the biggest scientific claims of the year has received another set-back. In March, the US BICEP team said it had found a pattern on the sky left by the rapid expansion of space just fractions of a second after the Big Bang.
11 Are all the ants as heavy as all the humans?
"If we were to weigh all the ants in the world, they would weigh as much as all of the people," said wildlife presenter Chris Packham recently in BBC Four's The Wonder Of Animals: Ants. But is this statement true?
12 Cockroaches: The insect we're programmed to fear
What’s your earliest memory? For me, the answer is not pleasant. I’m about four years old, and I’m sitting in the green-carpeted hallway of our family’s first home in Biloxi, Mississippi. The bathroom door stands open in front of me, and my mother is emerging from the shower.
13 Diplomats owe £67m in London congestion charge fines
London's foreign diplomats owe more than £67m in congestion charge fines, the foreign secretary has said. The US Embassy owes most with 63,000 fines totalling 7.2m, William Hague said, but the US insists diplomatic immunity covers the congestion charge.
14 The Plutonium Files
The accident occurred on August 1, 1944, a morning like any other in Los Alamos: hot, dry, the sky an indigo blue over the sprawl of wooden buildings and barbed-wire fences that constituted the core of the Manhattan Project.
15 Mars Maven mission set for arrival
The US space agency's (Nasa) latest Mars satellite is set to arrive in orbit above the planet on Monday (GMT). Hurtling through space for the past 10 months, the Maven craft must slam on the brakes by firing its thrusters.
16 Gravity satellite yields 'Potato Earth' view
It looks like a giant potato in space, and yet the information in this model is the sharpest view we have of how gravity varies across the Earth. The globe has been released by the team working on Europe's Goce satellite.
17 The Riot Club: 'It's hard to believe these people actually exist'
Based on Laura Wade's hit stage play Posh, The Riot Club tells the story of 10 Oxford students who gather at a country pub for a night of debauchery that begins with a 10-bird roast and Latin drinking games. By the end, it is more than glass and crockery that lies broken.
18 A Point of View
Red is back in fashion this season. The colour's long been associated with power, but running alongside that is also a current of danger, as Lisa Jardine explains. What should the stylish woman be wearing this September? The answer, according to the fashion magazines, is red.
19 Molten metal batteries aimed at the grid
Engineers in the US have invented a battery, made of three molten metals, which could help smooth the power supply from renewable energy sources. Previous battery designs have largely been too expensive to help store energy on the scale of a national power grid.
20 Only 250 lions are left in West Africa
The African lion faces extinction across the entire West African region, according to a new report. Lions once ranged continuously from Senegal to Nigeria, but the new paper reveals that only about 250 adult lions survive in the region.


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