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Danish scientist: lunar mining mission just a few years away

The Moon is full of rare minerals and new energy forms that can be used on Earth, says a Danish scientist who is working on getting mining companies to the moon in just a few years.

Google wants you to go to the Moon

Why is Google trying to get people excited about space travel? A Q&A with Anita Heward of the Google Lunar X Prize.

Coal is still king in Norwegian arctic community

The economy of Svalbard, the Norwegian arctic archipelago that lies between the country's mainland and the North Pole, is still dominated by coal even as its value dwindles and employment in the mines drops.

Medieval copper smelter find is Norway's oldest

Medieval copper production in Norway was surprisingly sophisticated, a new archaeological find suggests