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Here’s What Methane-Based Life On Titan Could Look Like

What if water isn't essential for life to exist?<p>Despite what Kurt Vonnegut says, Saturn’s largest moon Titan wouldn’t be a very fun place to visit. The natural satellite boasts temperatures of -290 degrees Fahrenheit, as well as vast seas filled not with Earth’s life-sustaining water, but with …

Engine running on frozen carbon dioxide may power mission to Mars

Future missions to Mars may well be powered by carbon dioxide fueled engines, thanks to a recent prototype developed by Northumbria and Edinburgh …

Eurostar has gone, but what’s left for the UK Government to sell?

Eurostar is about to join a long list of assets sold off by the government that includes Rolls Royce, British Rail, and British Airways in the …

British Airways

Bit by bit, the capital has been handed over to pinstriped investors ‘reeking of lunch’. Are Londoners resigned to a grey cloud of commerce, or can they reclaim a hopeful, collective future?<p>I wonder what in 100 years from now it will be, London. The city that privatised itself to death. Abandoned …

England

Shocking Or Intriguing? NASA Challenges Physics, To Build Faster-Than-Light Spaceship ‘Warp Drive’

NASA scientist Harold White has stunned the world with his announcement that he and his team has begun work on the development of a faster-than-light …

Artist Amusingly Adds Strange Details to Old Photos

Artist Colin Batty puts an amusingly strange spin on photographs of the past. Taking cabinet cards from the early 1900s, he uses acrylic paint and crafts entirely new and surprising scenes directly on the image. His additions are often hilarious but also creepy, and he does a fantastic job of …

10 Space Empires That Actually Make Economic Sense

Everybody loves a huge space empire. A far-flung interplanetary civilization combines the romance of exploration with the pride and cool-factor of …

Zoom and pan of Hubble's colourful view of the Universe

Hubble

Scottish independence referendum: grief at the Glasgow Skeptics

You’ll just have to take my word for it that yesterday evening’s Glasgow Skeptics event After the Referendum: What Now? was stowed out, because it was too dark in the basement of the Admiral Bar to take photographs.<p>The Glasgow Skeptics, which began five years ago with the aim of puncturing …

Squabbling as PM targets 'unfairness' left by Scottish vote

Cameron tied greater Scottish autonomy to more English autonomy, saying the "fundamentally unjust" situation whereby Scottish MPs in the British parliament could vote on matters affecting only England could not persist.<p>English MPs have no such influence over the same issues affecting Scotland -- …

Brown says London must keep promise to Scotland as political truce ends

EDINBURGH/LONDON (Reuters) - Former prime minister Gordon Brown urged British leaders on Saturday to keep their promise to grant further powers to Scotland after it voted to remain in the United Kingdom, as a consensus between London’s main parties evaporated.<p>Former British Prime Minister Gordon …

Scottish Independence Petition Demanding Referendum Be Re-Held Because It Was Rigged Reaches 70,000

Despite more than two million people voting to keep Scotland a part of the United Kingdom yesterday and acceptance from Alex Salmond that the outcome …

Miliband rejects PM's call to link Scottish devolution to English reforms

Ed Miliband has rejected David Cameron's proposal to link further devolution to the Scottish parliament to a ban on MPs from north of the border voting on English-only matters at Westminster as a "back-of-the-envelope, fag-packet" calculation.<p>As Alistair Darling warned that the prime minister was …

Regional President In Spain Calls Vote For Independence

One of Spain’s regional presidents said Sunday he would officially call for a Nov. 9 vote designed to allow the Catalonia region to declare its …

Alex Salmond: I feel sorry for tricked No voters

Scotland's First Minister says he "feels sorry" for No voters who were "tricked by Westminster into believing there will be an immediate offer of extra powers" after the referendum<p>Alex Salmond, the defeated leader of Scotland's nationalists, on Sunday accused Prime Minister David Cameron and other …

United Kingdom

Northern English councils demand more powers from Westminster

The Scottish referendum has prompted northern English councils to demand more powers from Westminster, with local leaders complaining that England is "totally overgoverned" from London.<p>Opening the Labour party conference in Manchester on Sunday, the city's long-serving council leader, Sir Richard …

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