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Moonwalkers first look review – Kubrick myth becomes misfiring comedy

Rupert Grint and Ron Pearlman star in tall tale of CIA agent employed to find Stanley Kubrick and pay him to create moon landing footage<p>Conspiracy theory has it that Stanley Kubrick was employed by the CIA to fake the Apollo 11 moon landings. This is the jumping off point for the dodgy comedy …

Stanley Kubrick

Starwatch: In the shadow of the moon

On 11 August 1999, the inky, circular shadow of our celestial companion Luna slid silently across the Atlantic, brought a fleeting night to millions in Europe and Asia, and finally vanished in the warm waters of the Bay of Bengal. A syzygy – a near perfect straight line alignment – of the Sun, Moon …

Astronomy

Researchers Think There's A Warm Ocean On Enceladus

Saturn's moon Enceladus is a mystery. From Earth it looks tiny and cold, and yet it's not a dead hunk of rock. Passing spacecraft see trenches and ridges, similar to Earth's, and in 2005 NASA's Cassini mission spotted ice geysers streaming from its south pole.<p>"The moon is actually alive in a …

Astronomy

Watch MMS spacecraft launch March 12

A stack of four identical spacecraft will study Earth’s magnetosphere – the comet-shaped magnetic shield that protects us from “space weather.” Watch …

19 hacks to make your life easier around the house

Life is tough enough. Small irritations should never get in the way of enjoying a hard-earned day off.<p>If there's an easier way of doing things, most …

Google opens first ever Google Shop in London

Google to sell Android phones, Chromebook laptops, and Chromecast TV service through site at Currys PC World store in London<p>Google has opened its first-ever branded shop, choosing the Currys PC World on London’s Tottenham Court Road as the location.<p>The store, to be called The Google shop, will sell …

Scientists say people are terrible at remembering what the Apple logo looks like

Apple's logo is a masterpiece of form. It's a refined, elegant shape that represents the computer brand without the need for words, and represents an expectation of quality. But, according to a UCLA study published last month, nobody can remember what it looks like. Scientists at the university …

Graphic Design

What are star trails, and how can I capture them?

When a camera captures a star’s movement across the sky, it’s called a star trail. An astrophotographer explains how he does it.<p>Star trails are the …

Astronomy

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Let's all move to Mars! The space architects shaping our future

We’ve had starchitects. Now we’ve got space architects. Oliver Wainwright meets the people measuring up the red planet for inflatable homes and farms made of moondust concrete<p>Life on Mars: a timeline of space architecture – in pictures<p>Fifty years from now, says Brent Sherwood, there will be a …

Space Exploration

Google's New AI Plays Atari Games As Well As You Can, Or Better

Conquering the world, one videogame at a time<p>Researchers at Google's DeepMind team have developed an artificial intelligence that's loosely inspired by how the human brain works… and that's able to play 49 classic Atari 2600 games, including Space Invaders and Pong.<p>The AI doesn't need to know the …

Sun’s magnetic field sparks lightning on Earth

Changes in the field could be used to forecast lightning in an area, alerting power companies and hill walkers to risks<p>Lightning is by its very nature unpredictable, but forecasting when and where it will strike has become easier following new research.<p>Space scientists have found that lightning …

Bangkok cinema cancels Hunger Games screenings over salute protest

Three-fingered salute has been adopted by pro-democracy campaigners in Thailand, but screenings of Mockingjay – Part 1 pulled after becoming focus for protests<p>• The girl on hold … China delays screenings of Hunger Games • Full coverage of the film<p>A cinema chain in Bangkok has cancelled screenings …

Reader Recs: World’s Spookiest Places

The occasional brush with the occult or the unexplained isn’t enough to keep intrepid travelers at bay, and our Nat Geo Travel fans on Facebook were eager to share their most memorable paranormal experiences.<p><b>Here are some of their picks—from the underworld of Paris to a chapel of bones in</b> …