Cassini skims Saturn’s atmosphere

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Image copyright NASA/JPL-Caltech Image caption Cassini will “dip its toes” into the atmosphere during the final passes The Cassini probe has begun the final phase of its mission to Saturn. The satellite has executed the first of five ultra-close passes of the giant world, dipping down far enough to brush through the top of the […]

Syrian people traffickers jailed in Germany

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption A dingy filled with migrants that arrived safely in the Greek islands in the same year A German court has jailed two Syrian people traffickers over the deaths of 13 migrants in the Mediterranean in 2015. Two children are still missing after the inflatable dinghy hit a freighter off the […]

Egg scandal: 20 tonnes sold in Denmark, food agency says

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Image copyright AFP Image caption Millions of eggs have now been withdrawn from shops in several European countries Twenty tonnes of insecticide-tainted eggs have been sold in Denmark, the country’s food safety authority says. The boiled and peeled eggs were mainly sold to cafeterias, cafes and catering firms, the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration said […]