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Hunt announces $4.5m in funding for endometriosis

Hunt announces $4.5m in funding for endometriosis

Good morning, early birds. Health Minister Greg Hunt announces significant funding for an endometriosis action plan. Plus, an intriguing development for ponderers of the Fermi paradox as liquid water is discovered on Mars. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Media briefs: Hadley flatters Bolt … 2Day FM’s punishment … life on Mars? …

Media briefs: Hadley flatters Bolt … 2Day FM’s punishment … life on Mars? …

Carly Fiorina narrowly escapes injury. And other media tidbits of the day.

‘Once every million years’: comet hurtling towards Mars at 56km per second

‘Once every million years’: comet hurtling towards Mars at 56km per second

The roll of the cosmic dice will (probably) spare Earth from a head-on collision with a comet as it flies past Mars on October 20 this year.

Mining the moon in 10 years: more science than fiction

Mining the moon in 10 years: more science than fiction

Space and mining boffins will gather in Sydney next month to discuss the possibly of mining on the moon, asteroids and even Mars. It could happen a lot sooner than you'd think.

Life on Mars: Curiosity takes a look at fourth rock from the sun

Life on Mars: Curiosity takes a look at fourth rock from the sun

At 3.31pm eastern time today on our blue planet, NASA scientists will know whether the most capably equipped rover yet to be sent to the red planet has landed safely.

NASA’s spectacular ‘Greeley Panorama’ captures Martian winter

NASA’s spectacular ‘Greeley Panorama’ captures Martian winter

Using what we imagine was a rather expensive camera, NASA have released a stunning panorama vision of Mars comprised of 817 images.

Read the Lonely Planet guide … to Mars

Read the Lonely Planet guide … to Mars

There has been much talk about whether the human race could successfully settle on Mars. If this day ever comes, Mars: A Survival Guide will be our Lonely Planet-style guide, writes Kimberley Allsopp.

Sailing the seven seas of Mars

Sailing the seven seas of Mars

Scientists have found new evidence that indicates Mars was once covered by oceans, beaches and scores of rivers and deltas. Are we one step closer to uncovering life on the red planet?

Space snacks: creating a menu for Mars

Space snacks: creating a menu for Mars

Freeze-dried shrimp cocktail and irradiated beef fajitas: modern space food has gotten pretty sophisticated. The LA Times meets the scientists-cum-chefs responsible for packing 6570 meals for NASA's next trip to Mars.