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Sketch joins parade of developers abandoning Mac App Store in favor of direct sales

The developers of the UI design tool Sketch have announced their decision to exit the Mac App Store, following in the footsteps of many other software makers, such as Panic.<p>The company cited a number of factors that contributed to this decision, including strict limitations placed on apps sold …

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

STEPHEN HAWKING<p>Physicist and cosmologist<p>Robotic missions are much cheaper and may provide more scientific information, but they don’t catch the public imagination in the same way, and they don’t spread the human race into space, which I’m arguing should be our long-term strategy. If the human race …

Asteroids could wipe out humanity, warn Richard Dawkins and Brian Cox

More than 100 scientists and astronauts have come together to call for a huge asteroid detection system<p>Asteroids could wipe out humanity unless more effort is made to track and destroy them, a leading body of scientists and astronauts has warned.<p>Lord Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal, Brian Cox, …

China's Jade Rabbit rover makes crucial tracks in space and on Earth

Hours after settling on the surface of the moon, the Chinese lander lowered a ramp and the Jade Rabbit rover trundled away on a three-month mission to explore the Bay of Rainbows, a lava field regarded as one of the most beautiful features on Earth's natural satellite.<p>The touchdown last Saturday …

Lythronax argestes: a new tyrant and the spread of the tyrannosaurs

All hail the Southern King of Gore – <i>Lythronax argestes</i>. As names go in palaeontology that’s a superb entry and one that has more than a nice ring to it. While it is true that new dinosaurs are named all the time, new tyrannosaurs are generally considered rather special since they are not common, …