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The Oil Crash Is Making The Strong Stronger

Houston, America's fourth-largest city, is poised between the joys of cheap fuel and the pain of the industry which produces it. Dave Lesar, chief executive of Halliburton, which provides drilling and pumping services, says its customers are cutting spending by 25-30%. On January 21st BHP Billiton, …

BHP Billiton

Eight habitable planets found orbiting distant suns in 'Goldilocks zone'

Astrophysicists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics in Cambridge, US, have found eight new planets which could support life<p>Eight new ‘Earths’ which may hold liquid water and could sustain life has been spotted orbiting a distant sun in our galaxy.<p>The new worlds double the number of …

Astronomy

‘Life on Earth is in peril. We have no future if we don’t go into space’

Experts including Stephen Hawking look at the value of human and robotic spaceflight<p>• Astronauts lift our spirits. But can we afford to send humans into space? • Artificial intelligence could spell end of human race – Stephen Hawking • New Horizons probe rouses from hibernation for Pluto …

Surreal Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist

Our imaginations take us to grand and colorful places that we can not conceive as a reality. But what if those colors actually existed right here on Earth?<p>There are places right here on our planet that are absolutely extraordinary. They defy norms and go far beyond the beauty that a typical …

The Walking Dead: Creator Robert Kirkman Finally Reveals Daryl's Sexuality

He’s a favorite character, and the matter of Daryl Dixon’s sexuality has long been debated within the <i>Walking Dead</i> fan community.<p>While there are many …

Robert Kirkman

The 11 Most Important Cats Of Science

I can haz scienz?<p>[Special thanks to materials scientist Joe Spalenka for letting us use his photoshopped image of Watson And Crick Plus Chloe The Cat.]

Frozen sequel no longer on ice, confirms star Idina Menzel

The voice of Elsa in Disney’s hit musical says work has begun on a planned sequel to Frozen, following new six-minute short which will play before re-released film this Christmas<p>Idina Menzel, the voice of grown-up Elsa in the worldwide animated musical smash Frozen, has confirmed that a sequel is …

Astronauts to have coffee machine delivered to space station

New zero-gravity ‘ISSpresso’ coffee machine to be delivered to International Space Station<p>Ristretto or lungo? Not a question astronauts on the International Space Station normally have to contemplate, but that is about to change thanks to a new zero-gravity coffee machine being delivered this …

Watch a Black Hole Get Evicted From a Galaxy

A couple of years ago, astronomer Michael Koss was searching the heavens for active galactic nuclei (AGN). In plain English, those are giant black …

Silent space: new version of Gravity to be released minus score

Alfonso Cuarón’s space thriller, which starred Sandra Bullock, will be released on Blu-ray with the option to experience Dr Ryan Stone’s spacewalk with a realistic interpretation of the vacuum of space<p>Alan Evans: Why Gravity is overrated More on Gravity<p>A new version of Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity will …