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Japan orbiter seeks second shot at Venus

<i>Update, 7 December (1:40 a.m. BST): Japan's Akatsuki mission has entered orbit around Venus (see our news story). The spacecraft burned its engines</i> …

Space

Pluto pictures from Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft making scientists 'drool' – video

Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft has sent back detailed images of Pluto and its moon Charon, leaving scientists 'drooling'. The pictures have been captured from a mere 8m kilometres, giving the closest-ever pictures of the dwarf planet. New Horizons is due to fly past Pluto on 14 July after taking …

NASA's Dawn Probe Is in a Holding Pattern at Ceres After Glitch

NASA's Dawn probe is staying in its current orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres a bit longer than originally planned while engineers try to figure out why the probe went into a precautionary "safe mode" last week.<p>Just after Dawn fired up its ion engines to begin spiraling down toward its third …

Bill Nye's LightSail spacecraft has lost contact with Earth

'There’s nobody in outer space to push that reset button.'<p>Bill Nye's solar particle-powered spacecraft, LightSail, has lost communication with Earth. The spacecraft launched a week ago, but a software glitch has removed the craft's ability to send data back to Earth. So far, efforts to remotely …

Space Travel

Who is RuPaul? Meet the Queen (and King) of Drag Race

As RuPaul appears on Alan Carr's Chatty Man, we say 'Hey kitty girl!' to the most fabulous drag queen of all time<p>Who is RuPaul?<p>Dame Edna? Lily Savage? Forget about it. The actor, singer and <i>bella diva</i> RuPaul Charles has become drag's spokesman, as both a man and a woman, thanks to decades of hard …

This Ancient Skeleton May Be Humanity’s First Murder Victim

That we know of, anyway<p>Excavators have spent years recovering 28 hominin skeletons from the Sima de los Huesos pit in northern Spain, a cave that mean "pit of bones." After finally digging them all up, researchers made a surprising discovery--one of the specimens has giant holes in his head. The …

Anthropology

Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …

Singularity

Asthma could be cured within five years after drug breakthrough

Asthma could be cured within five years after scientists discovered what causes the condition and how to switch it off.<p>In a breakthrough which could change the lives of Britain’s five million sufferers, researchers at Cardiff University and Kings College London identified which cells cause the …

Mysterious Radio Bursts Are Indeed Coming From A Galaxy Far, Far Away

New research clears the reputation of these distant signals<p>In 2001, the Parkes Radio Telescope picked up an extremely energetic burst of radio waves that lasted a mere five-thousandths of a second. Since then, astronomers have found several more so-called fast radio bursts, or FRBs, and even …

Universe

Construction workers in China accidentally unearth dinosaur eggs

Heyuan is a city in the mountainous Guandong province of China that bills itself as the "Home of the Dinosaurs," and rightfully so. In 2004 the local museum was awarded a Guinness World Record for the largest collection of fossilized dinosaur eggs (10,008 at the time), and almost 17,000 egg fossils …

Dinosaurs

Hyper-accurate atomic clock won't lose a second in 15 billion years

Scientists have created an atomic clock so precise that it won't lose or gain a single second in 15 billion years -- roughly the age of our universe.<p>But the clock isn't just steady, it's also amazingly accurate. So accurate in fact, that it can detect tiny changes in the speed of its ticks …

Physics

At Ceres, NASA's Dawn spacecraft reemerging into the light

It’s almost showtime, Ceres.<p>NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has sent back the first images of the dwarf planet after spending about a month approaching from the mysterious little world’s dark side, officials atJet Propulsion Laboratorysaid Friday.<p>"They are on the ground," Dawn's deputy principal …

Mars One mission: 100 hopefuls shortlisted for chance to leave Earth forever

The Mars One project aims to put the first humans on the Red Planet by 2024<p>Amateur astronauts hoping to make history by leaving Earth to live on Mars have been shortlisted for the one-way trip of a lifetime.<p>The final 100 candidates from the Mars One project have been whittled down from more than …

Dave Grohl tells Kaiser Chiefs they’re ‘a bunch of amateurs’ in tour video skit – watch

Kaiser Chiefs played the video during their UK arena tour<p>Kaiser Chiefs have unveiled a video skit in which Dave Grohl gives them a fiery pep talk at …

To Be or Not to Be Signaling the Aliens: That Is the Question for SETI

SAN JOSE, Calif. — For more than 50 years, scientists have been listening for signals from extraterrestrial civilizations, to no avail. Now some experts on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, or SETI, think it's time for a sustained effort to send signals out to extraterrestrial …

The Hubble Space Telescope Has Orbited Earth For 25 Years. Here Are 25 Of Its Most Stunning Images

Since 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has been orbiting Earth, capturing images of the cosmos that have “fundamentally changed humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe.”<p>This year, to celebrate the telescope’s 25th anniversary, NASA and the European Space Agency have compiled 25 of the …

Fall In Love With What We Do In The Shadows' Rude, Hilarious Vampires

An endearing mockumentary about ancient vampires struggling with modern-day annoyances, <i>What We Do in the Shadows</i> boasts some of the most lovable …

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Discovers Protoplanetary Disks Around Newly Formed Stars

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered the strongest evidence yet that many stars form planetary systems.<p>Dr. C. Robert O'Dell of Rice …

DSCOVR satellite to offer Earth a much-needed selfie

The DSCOVR satellite, launched this week on the private rocket Falcon 9, will provide a whole-Earth view of our planet that hasn’t been seen since …