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As the World Cup in Qatar unfolds, the planet keeps spinning |  Sports games

As the World Cup in Qatar unfolds, the planet keeps spinning | Sports games

Football – or soccer, for most of the billions of people around the world watching the World Cup this month – is not human society itself, with all its thorny issues. But sometimes the game is a reflection of the entire planet – of nations, their differences, their aspirations and those of a multitude of …

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A researcher from the United Arab Emirates helps unlock the secrets of a vast planet 700 light years away

A researcher from the United Arab Emirates helps unlock the secrets of a vast planet 700 light years away

A researcher from Abu Dhabi has spoken of her excitement after helping shed new light on a distant planet that has striking parallels to Earth, despite its dwarfed size. A team of astrophysicists, including Dr Jasmina Blecic of New York University Abu Dhabi, have revealed in much greater detail what is in Wasp-39b’s atmosphere. This …

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