The stellar explosion is the closest to be spotted since 1987 and will provide a 'galactic yardstick' for astronomers judging distances across the universe
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Thursday 09 January 2014
Map uses 'cosmic ripples' created by the formation of the Universe to create a 'standard ruler' to measure distances between 1.2 million galaxies
Wednesday 01 January 2014
Work will allow it to perform the highest energy particle collisions ever attempted
Monday 02 December 2013
Device has been confirmed for sale in France, though no word on UK yet
Friday 22 November 2013
Scientists record the biggest and brightest cosmic explosion ever witnessed, luckily it was in a far-off galaxy
Tuesday 19 November 2013
Samsung and LG have already produced smartphones with curved displays and Apple are rumoured to be working on similar products - but just how will this new 'feature' be used?
Sunday 10 November 2013
I don’t know much about science but I do know what I like, and I like books like this which fill me with a sense of wonder – both at the universe and the human ingenuity which makes sense of it. In lucid, often poetic language, Scharf describes the awesome powers of black holes, those giant collapsed stars whose gravity is so powerful that not even light can escape them, and which gobble up stars as snacks.
Monday 14 October 2013
Flexible OLEDs are a minor trend for smartphone makers, but it's only speculation that they'll even be wanted by customers
Wednesday 09 October 2013
New smartphone will only be available in Korea
Friday 04 October 2013
Contrasting fortunes of Asian smartphone-makers indicates that success depends on wide product range
Wednesday 25 September 2013
Phablet-smartwatch combination offers incredible functionality at a steep price
Wednesday 25 September 2013
New device would be part of Samsung's continued push to out-innovate competitors in the smartphone market
The good news: Earth can support life for 1.75bn years. The bad news: Climate change could wipe us out first
Thursday 19 September 2013
Scientists calculate planet’s leave-by date, and identify other worlds where life may develop
Monday 16 September 2013
Next generation of the Gear smartwatch should fix the failings of the original
Saturday 07 September 2013
A good book must have a certain aroma. That is what a lifetime of reading library books has taught me. Some reek too much of tobacco, others have a musty odour that seems to choke the very text, but the books that chime with me just smell right. I find them by accident; hiding behind frayed plastic jackets in the book sales of the local libraries. I peel away their protective wrapping and then sniff. In the Heart of the Country by JM Coetzee had hints of apple, sandalwood and charcoal between its pages; surprising, for such a lean and austere book, but also promising.
Thursday 05 September 2013
64GB of storage, 3GB of RAM, 1.9GHz quad-core processor... The Note III is more computer than smartphone.
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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