Scientists say it's too early to say whether Ceres could support microbial life, but a visit from the Dawn spacecraft in early 2015 should provide answers
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Sunday 28 July 2013
As the final series is about to air Hugh Montgomery examines an unlikely candidate for mass adulation
Online love case study: When you do meet up it's like an interview. The whole process becomes routine after a while
Sunday 09 June 2013
Friday 24 May 2013
Now a weightless pastime, ballooning once made a solid contribution to science and to war
Wednesday 22 May 2013
Eco City Vehicles, the supplier of the Mercedes Vito London taxi, took advantage of the fall into administration of its rival, Manganese Bronze, last year with sales of Vitos jumping from 331 vehicles to 561. It now claims four out of every 10 new cab sales in the capital.
Sunday 05 May 2013
A Christian-run NHS GP surgery has attracted criticism for posting a notice warning that some of its doctors refuse to prescribe the morning-after pill to patients on grounds of conscience.
Monday 29 April 2013
The debate about which British region boasts the tastiest tap water has finally been settled with an unlikely winner: it comes not from “hard” northern or “soft” southern waters but from the middle of Britain – in Coventry.
Wednesday 17 April 2013
Maxim Gorky wrote this play while in prison in 1905 in the aftermath of Bloody Sunday, the shameful episode in which the Imperial Guard turned fire on a peaceful, unarmed demonstration in Petersburg.
Monday 11 March 2013
David Gates is an image catcher. He hunts them down and fixes them to a point using pinhole photography and collage.
Wednesday 27 February 2013
London Mayor Boris Johnson showed off his tailoring skills during a recent visit to a clothing factory in east London. Johnson sewed together two pieces of neon-coloured material which he described as a 'codpiece'.
Friday 22 February 2013
David Palmer DVD/Blu-ray (100mins)
Friday 04 January 2013
Saturday 29 December 2012
Dominic West's caddish news anchor, Hector, dominates Abi Morgan's still enjoyable 1950s-set drama.
Thursday 27 December 2012
A stuffy academic?
Sunday 16 December 2012
Saturday 01 December 2012
Former Coral drummer-turned-multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Ian Skelly's solo debut was apparently inspired by a fevered hallucination. Small wonder, then, that it has a slightly miasmic, blurry texture and heady sound that harks back to the late-Sixties heyday of British psychedelia. "Cut from a Star" suggests what Pink Floyd might have sounded like augmented with Roy Wood's cellos; and spangly guitar arpeggios, flute and mellotron make "Paper Sky" a real throwback to the Summer of Love. Elsewhere, "Caterpillar" –doubtless smoking a hookah – gradually submerges beneath extraneous found-sounds, while Skelly's pastoral harmonies are best employed on the wyrd-folk-rock of "Nickel and a Dime".
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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- 4 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'