The privately-launched Cygnus cargo ship delivered critical supplies as well as long-awaited gifts from the astronauts' families
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Wednesday 25 August 2010
Since being unofficially crowned "queen of whimsy" and officially crowned Best Newcomer for her Fringe debut in 2006, Josie Long's fortunes have undulated. This year she appears leaner (both literally and metaphorically) and meaner, but she also, sadly, gorges on indulgence.
Wednesday 25 August 2010
Friday 20 August 2010
Online streaming of films continues to be largely regarded as a necessary annoyance rather than an actual business with profit.
Tuesday 17 August 2010
Spacewalking astronauts installed a new ammonia pump at the International Space Station yesterday, accomplishing the urgent cooling-system repairs after more than two weeks of impaired operations.
Monday 09 August 2010
Faced with a rare and potentially critical maintenance crisis aboard the International Space Station, directors at Nasa's mission control are expected to wait until Wednesday before allowing two astronauts to resume efforts to replace a cooling unit that stopped working more than a week ago.
Monday 28 June 2010
Nasa astronauts, fresh from a 12-day space flight on the shuttle Atlantis, are at their first stop today of a UK tour.
Friday 11 June 2010
Reunited again with original vocalist Skye Edwards, Morcheeba's Paul and Ross Godfrey have managed to re-locate the band's classic trip-hop chill-out vibe without sacrificing the growing eclecticism of albums like Charango and Dive Deep.
Friday 04 June 2010
Spending long periods in a confined space is a trusted method of testing potential astronauts for the "right stuff", but nothing can really prepare them for the extraordinary reality of a genuine space mission.
Thursday 27 May 2010
The space shuttle Atlantis returned from what looks like its final mission yesterday. It touched down at Kennedy Space Centre in Florida with six astronauts on board. It has flown 32 missions since October 1985, covering a distance of 195 million kilometres.
Monday 17 May 2010
Monday 10 May 2010
A piece of Sir Isaac Newton's apple tree is being carried into zero-gravity space on the next Nasa shuttle mission.
Thursday 06 May 2010
Space shuttle Atlantis is set to blast off on its final flight next week, heading to the International Space Station, carrying up a crew of six and a load of supplies.
Friday 30 April 2010
Trinidad-born Canadian rapper/ producer Kevin Brereton, aka k-os, is in the line of old-school conscious hip-hop that stretches from the likes of A Tribe Called Quest and The Pharcyde through to Jurassic 5 and Common (his stage name, for instance, is code for "knowledge of self").
Tuesday 20 April 2010
The US space shuttle Discovery landed safely at its home base in Florida today, wrapping up one of Nasa's last cargo runs and servicing missions to the International Space Station.
Friday 16 April 2010
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Germany sees 'visible rise' in support for far-right extremism in response to perceived 'Islamisation' of the West
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more