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2014: An amazing year in space exploration

The last 12 months saw some out-of-this-world achievements and incredible firsts – from explorations on Mars to landing on a comet. But there was tragedy too.<p>More amazing image galleries of the year:<p>The year in aviation<br>Weird and wonderful images seen in 2014<p>... and more of our favourite space …

Space Exploration

The 12 most important moments in science in 2014

Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship Two crashed – and then, 300m miles away, Philae landed on a comet. From the distant origins of humans to our future on the planet, 12 leading scientists pick their key moments and stories of the year<p>1 The West Antarctic ice sheet enters irreversible decline<p><b>13 January</b><p>In …

NASA tasks citizen scientists with waking up its 1978 satellite

Despite capturing the hearts and minds of geeks everywhere (as well as endorsements from astrophysicist and national treasure Neil deGrasse Tyson), NASA is poor.<p>That means it doesn’t have the cash to take on really cool and worthwhile projects like reclaiming an old satellite that had been …

Health and Medicine Research News Articles | Futurity

The latest research news from top universities about topics related to health and medicine.

Leading light in science, Italy's 'lady of the stars' Hack dies | Reuters

ROME (Reuters) - Astrophysicist Margherita Hack, a popular science writer, public intellectual and the first woman to lead an astronomical observatory in Italy, died on Saturday at the age of 91.<p>Known as the “lady of the stars”, Hack’s research contributed to the spectral classification of many …