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Complex organic molecule found in interstellar space

<b>Scientists have found the beginnings of life-bearing chemistry at the centre of the galaxy.</b><p>Iso-propyl cyanide has been detected in a star-forming cloud 27,000 light-years from Earth.<p>Its branched carbon structure is closer to the complex organic molecules of life than any previous finding from …



Nürburgring Track Record Obliterated — In a Videogame

Behold, the fastest car ever to run the Nürburgring's <i>Nordschleife</i> track. Virtually, anyway.<p>Red Bull head designer Adrian Newey, the genius-cum-madman …

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)

Albireo, beloved double star

Albireo is known best for the striking color contrast between its two stars – the brighter gold star and the dimmer blue star.<p>Albireo – also called …


Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)

15 Years of Very Large Telescope Celebrated With New Image of Stellar Nursery IC 2944

ESO is celebrating 15 years of its Very Large Telescope with this new image of IC 2944, a stellar nursery. IC 2944 appears as the softly glowing pink …