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Scientists Discover Chunk of Protoplanet Older Than Earth In Sahara Desert (www.vice.com)

No other known object has characteristics similar to EC 002, an ancient meteorite found in an Algerian dune sea last year.

Russia turns away from NASA, says it will work with China on a Moon base (arstechnica.com)

Is this the end of forests as we've known them? (www.theguardian.com)