Amatrice earthquake: At least 250 killed after two powerful aftershocks hit central Italy

A devastating 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit central Italy on 24 August which has so far claimed the lives of 250 people. Hundreds of homes have been destroyed and a t least another 368 people were injured when the earthquake struck in the early hours of the morning. Rescuers are using heavy lifting equipment and their bare hands to search for survivors that could be buried underneath the debris. Aug 25, 2016

New Earth-like planet hailed as most important found outside our solar system

This artist’s impression video shows a view of the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System. Proxima b is a little more massive than the Earth and orbits in the habitable zone around Proxima Centauri, where the temperature is suitable for liquid water to exist on its surface. Aug 24, 2016