Ron Dickinson

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Andromeda smash-up: distant galaxy is rushing towards Earth at one million mph - with no hope of deviation

Is this a space invasion? It does indeed resemble one. In fact it is a splendid Nasa photograph of a Geminid meteor shower:<p>Such events are caused when fragments of dust often far older than Earth crash into our atmosphere at tens of thousands of miles per hour, each causing a mini-explosion. This …

Twelve amazing science stories we can't wait to follow in 2016

When it comes to incredible science, 2015 will be hard to top. Among a number of notable events, we got our first, thrilling look at Pluto, found evidence that liquid water still flows on Mars and began facing the reality that human gene editing is closer than ever thanks to the CRISPR system.<p>But …

Is eating food past its use-by date really that harmful?

The global population can be divvied into two camps: the cautious and sensible who consign their food to the bin seconds after its use-by date. And the hardy, thrifty, throw-caution-to-the-winders who dare to devour even the hairiest slice of Mighty White - so long as it’s given a fiery blast in …

Food Preservation

Now Is The Worst Time To Upgrade Your iPhone

Apple will unveil the next iPhone on September 9, as Re/code's John Paczkowski reported. Assuming Apple keeps to its pattern, the new iPhone will go on sale the following week.<p>And when the new iPhone goes on sale, the current models — the iPhone 5S, 5C, and 4S — will either drop in price or go …

Tulisa: 'Fake Sheikh was trying to persuade me to have sex in return for film role'

More lurid details of the failed newspaper drugs sting on Tulisa Contostavlos emerge after the trial collapses<p>Tulisa Contostavlos feared an undercover journalist was trying to persuade her to have sex in return for a film role, court documents have revealed.<p>The former X-factor judge, whose trial …

Electric Waste Orchestra

In the hubbub of Moogfest, we serendipitously ran into a guy wearing purple 3D-printed eyeglasses and holding something that looked like a keytar. Upon closer inspection, and with the house lights turned up, it turned out to be a musical instrument made from outdated computer parts. Colten Jackson …

Libyan renegade general Khalifa Haftar claims he is winning his war

On a heavily guarded base deep in rural eastern Libya, the renegade general who last month launched an offensive against Islamist militias and their suspected political backers plots a war he claims he is winning. The road to Khalifa Haftar's redoubt is studded with checkpoints manned by …

YouTube's proposed music contract with indie labels published online

YouTube's row with some independent labels over the terms of the contract for its upcoming music subscription service has taken a new twist, with a version of the contract published in full online.<p>Music industry site Digital Music News obtained a leaked version of the contract and published all 32 …