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Voyager spacecraft explores final frontier of our solar bubble

Data from Voyager 1, now more than 11 billion miles from the sun, suggest the spacecraft is closer to becoming the first human-made object to reach …

What Happens When Stars Collide?

In this case, you get a newly observed kind of pulsating star.<p>It sure would be interesting to watch two stars run into each other — from a safe distance, of course. One can imagine there would be quite the titanic battle going on between their competing gravitational forces, throwing off gas and …

Voyager 1 Entered Weird Region In Space Last Summer

New papers describe an unexpected boundary region at the edge of the influence of the Sun.<p>Voyager 1 entered a strange and unexpected part of space within the solar system last August, scientists announced in three papers published yesterday.<p>A few different effects mark the area, which astronomers …

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World War Z: Could a Zombie Virus Happen?

<b>In the new movie World War Z, a zombie virus has overtaken the planet, killing off most of humankind and leaving (who else?) only Brad Pitt to save the rest of us.</b><p>Inspired by the 2006 novel of the same name, the film’s only the latest example of America’s zombification. In researching this article, …

Backpackers diaries: Mongolia here we come!

As the train chunters from Xanadu to Hohhot, capital of Inner Mongolia (but part of China) grassland gives way to scrub, cattle to sheep and old …

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Japan dos and don'ts: etiquette tips for first-time travellers

Japan is warm and welcoming to travellers, but its unique culture can be as inscrutable as it is intriguing for the first-time visitor. To help create a faux-pas-free journey, arm yourself with a few of these handy etiquette tips before your trip: from when to bow and take your shoes off, to when …

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European rail journeys: readers' tips, recommendations and travel advice

This week's winner<p><b>Such a bargain</b><p>One of the best European rail journeys we have ever been on was from Seville to Jerez. We were in Seville as part of an escorted tour and, on a day off, wanted to do some sherry-tasting on our own. We discovered that we were no more than an hour or so’s train ride …

What I see in the mirror

The things that always catch my eye are the bags and jowls. My eyes are my best feature. I've always liked the colour – brown. Mum says that when I …