The astronaut leading humankind's journey to the stars says if we want to get to another Earth, we'll have to expand our thinking. Christopher Nolan's Interstellar imagines a human journey to planets our
From grade school onwards, avid readers get a lot of flak. This may be because reading is one of the most solitary pleasures; it's not an obvious means of bonding with peers (even though, duh, reading
If you store your precious photos and documents online, then you may be disturbed to discover the rights you give away, says Tom Chatfield. “The cloud” is one of my least favourite internet neologisms.
One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we think our brains work and how they actually work. For example, I always found it understandable that we can multitask, but according to
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You’ll soon be able to send messages into outer space — but some experts are worried about who’s listening, and what they’ll do when they hear you If you could talk to extraterrestrials, what would you
A look at possible propulsion for NASA's plan to bring an asteroid home for study. When NASA sends a rocket out to tow an asteroid into Earth orbit, it'll be ion propelled. Ion propulsion engines harness
Read Dr Tom Pike's Phoenix mission blog On 25 May, it will be five years since Nasa's robotic spacecraft Phoenix touched down in the Martian "arctic". Here, Dr Tom Pike, one of the mission scientists Phoenix,