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Soon, Mars `hopper` to successfully negotiate obstacles on Red Planet

A team of scientists in the UK is planning to build a Mars "hopper" - a robot that can bounce across the surface of the Red Planet.

King Richard III was infected with roundworms

King Richard III`s remains that were rediscovered last year - buried under a car park in northern England - has revealed that the monarch was infected with roundworms.

Fruit ripening protein discovered

Scientists have discovered a protein that ripens fruits early and could boost their value and sales dramatically.