Amelia Hancock

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Toby Jones to play a villain in Sherlock series 4

Toby Jones will join Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in the new series of Sherlock, the BBC revealed today.<p><b>Toby Jones interview: ‘When I see my face on screen, I think “Oh no!”’</b><p>Jones, who recently starred as Captain Mainwaring in the new film of Dad’s Army, said he was “excited and …

TV

Inside the Lab Where Invisibility Cloaks Are Made

Can science compete with magic?<p>Just before Christmas I finally got to see an invisibility cloak. I’ve written a whole book about invisibility—its myths, magic, and technology—but never before had I seen in the flesh one of the new devices that promise to make things vanish.<p>We all know what …

Prince Charles

What is the purpose of the Universe? Here is one possible answer.

The more we learn about the universe, the more we discover just how diverse all its planets, stars, nebulae and unexplained chunks of matter really …

Leading NASA official says we're abandoning our post on the International Space Station for a very good reason

After leaving its post on board the ISS, NASA hopes to return to a destination that NASA astronauts haven't visited since 1972: the moon.<p>It's unclear whether astronauts will set foot on the moon. What is clear, however, is that NASA's looking to send manned missions in orbit around the moon — to a …

Space Science

NASA Prepares 'Flying Saucer' for Take Off

<b>Correction appended, June 4</b><p>NASA will launch a disc-shaped vehicle into space on Wednesday, in order to test a roomier spacecraft designed for …

Long Haul

How your eyes betray your thoughts

A series of recent studies suggest that eye movements may both reflect and influence the workings of the brain<p>According to the old saying, the eyes are windows into the soul, revealing deep emotions that we might otherwise want to hide. Although modern science precludes the existence of the soul, …

Psychology