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Thirsty rocks may contain the missing water of Mars

What happened to all the water that once sloshed in lakes and oceans on Mars? Much of it, researchers proposed may be locked up in stone. Previous studies had concluded that the water was swept into space by powerful solar winds when the planet's magnetic field collapsed, while some was captured in sub-surface ice. But this did not account for all the missing water. To try to track down the rest, an international team of researchers put scientific modelling to the test. "The results revealed that the basalt…

At least 20 dead as huge truck bomb rocks Somali capital

MOGADISHU: A truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at a busy junction in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Saturday causing widespread devastation that left at least 20 dead, with the toll likely to rise. "Initial reports from emergency departments indicate more than 20 bodies picked up off the street and many more are under the wreckage of buildings destroyed by the blast", said Ibrahim Mohamed, a senior police officer. Government security official Mohamed Aden said that bombing took place in a busy part of the city.…