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First-ever evidence of a comet strike on Earth

When it exploded in Earth’s atmosphere, the comet rained down a shock wave of fire that obliterated every life form in its path.<p>The first ever …

Roman eagle found by archaeologists in City of London

A superb Roman eagle in near pristine condition, serpent prey wriggling in its beak, has been found by archaeologists in the City of London. A symbol of immortality and power, it was carefully preserved when the aristocratic tomb it decorated was smashed up more than 1,800 years ago – and is …

July 2013

Voyager 1, you are here

Voyager 1 is now officially the first human-made object to venture beyond our solar system. This illustration may help you visualize where Voyager 1 …

My Brief History: a memoir by Stephen Hawking – review

The book that made Stephen Hawking a publishing phenomenon was called "From the Big Bang to Black Holes: A Short History of Time" until his editor at Bantam, Peter Guzzardi, turned it around and changed "Short" to "Brief". It was a moment of inspiration that surely helped Hawking amass record …

Voyager 1 leaving solar system matches feats of great human explorers

It's official. Voyager 1 has left the solar system. While there will be little immediate benefit from this feat, it does represent a historic milestone of exploration.<p>Voyager 1's achievement is every bit as important as Roald Amundsen's party reaching the South Pole on 14 December 1911, or Edmund …

Gears evolved in nature long before humans 'invented' them

A gear system similar to those used on bicycles has been found in insects, proving that nature developed cogs long before humans.<p>The juvenile Issus – a plant-hopping insect found in gardens across Europe – has hind leg joints with curved, cog-like strips of opposing "teeth" that inter-mesh, …

HARRY POTTER Prequel Announced! - ETC

Voyager 1 leaves solar system

Carrying the images, sounds and technology of the 1970s, the space probe Voyager 1 has left our solar system and begun a journey that will take it to interstellar space and possibly other life forms.<p>Equipped with an eight-track tape recorder, computers with 240,000 times less memory than an iPhone …