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Apple agrees to pay out in Italy tax office deal

It seems that Apple and the Italian Tax Office have managed to come to a settlement agreement following a tax fraud investigation. Between 2008 and 2013, the Italian tax office believed that Apple owed around €880 million in corporation tax through its Italian subsidiary ‘Apple Italia’, but the company had …

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New Horizons confirms Pluto is bigger than we thought

Poor Pluto. Once part of the collective of nine planets that make up our solar system, it was reclassified as a dwarf planet in 2005, after the discovery of the larger Eris – a trans-Neptunian object – forced scientists to consider the formal definition of “planet;” unfortunately for Pluto it …

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Philae comet lander space probe wakes up

It’s been seven long months since anyone has heard from the Philae lander, which was touched down on a comet, hundreds of millions of miles from earth, in a descent that was fraught with nail biting triumphs. After 60 hours though, its batteries ran dry, as it had managed to land in …

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Rosetta successfully releases Philae Lander for comet descent

Update: The confirmation has come through. Philae has successfully separated from the Rosetta Probe “flawlessly” and now begins its multiple hour descent. This is quite an emotional moment for the Probe’s crew back here on Earth, as Philae and Rosetta have travelled through space inseparably for over 10 years and …

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Watch live as the Rosetta probe circularises comet orbit

Update: It’s done it. Rosetta has reached the comet! The Rosetta Probe was launched into the cosmos over a decade ago back in March 2004, with plans to have it rendezvous with a comet, begin orbiting it – essentially sticking to it like the moon does with the Earth – and eventually …

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