Chris Welch

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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 …

Apps

‘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 …

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, …

Richard Dawkins

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

Space has become the place to make political statements, and with this moon landing China is challenging established powers<p>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 …

Lythronax: a new tyrant and the spread of the tyrannosaurs

A newly named tyrannosaur dinosaur supports the idea that the evolution of these animals was more provincial than previously thought<p>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 …