Oct 262013

Voyager 1 leaves the Solar System: The Voyager 1 spacecraft has become the first man-made object to leave the solar system. The probe was launched 36 years ago and has spent years hurtling away from the sun. Now a new analysis has revealed that the craft crossed into interstellar space in August last year.
13 September 2013


Mexican soft drinks tax: The Mexican president, Enrique Pena Nieto, has proposed a higher tax on soft drinks to help tackle the country’s serious obesity problem. Mr Pena Nieto described it as a health tax for Mexico, which has the second highest rate of obesity in the world.
9 September 2013


China’s language challenge: China’s Ministry of Education has said that more than 400m Chinese are unable to speak the national language – Mandarin. The admission from officials came as the government started another push to unite China in terms of language.
6 September 2013


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