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The stellar explosion is the closest to be spotted since 1987 and will provide a 'galactic yardstick' for astronomers judging distances across the universe

Sky 32 sits on the 32nd floor of the Galaxy casino in Macau

Macau raises the stakes: The exclusive Galaxy Sky 32 casino is only for gamblers who risk £1 million

Like a bet? Got a spare £1.07million? Well the Sky 32 venue is for you.

Samsung has announced that the latest model of their flagship Galaxy series will be unveiled on 20 June in London.

Samsung announces London launch for Galaxy S4 Mini

The S4 - released three months ago - became the best-selling Android smartphone

A cell phone with the a new Facebook interface

HTC's Facebook phone launch postponed in UK and Europe

The launch has been put on hold after a negative reaction to the HTC handset in the US

Apple has been named the most valuable brand in the world

Apple named top global brand despite tax avoidance

Apple has been named the most "valuable" brand in the world

The Business Matrix: Friday 24 May 2013

Samsung's new Galaxy sets record

The Samsung Galaxy S4. A new rival to Apple's iPhone

Galaxy S4 off to a flier as Samsung's sales record is broken

Samsung's new Galaxy S4 smartphone has become its fastest-selling phone ever, shifting at a rate of one every four seconds since its launch in late April.

Samsung predicts 53% surge in profits

Samsung’s star continues to rise, as the South Korean electronics giant today predicted a stronger-than-expected jump in first-quarter profits.

We can see only about 5 per cent of the matter in the Universe

An end to our darkest secret? Scientists close to explaining dark matter

A £1.3bn experiment could soon reveal the true nature of the mysterious dark matter

Q&A: What is dark matter? And how do we know it exists?

What is dark matter?

It is everything we cannot see or detect in space. Scientists estimate that about 95 per cent of the Universe is composed of dark matter.

Jump racing's vigil for McNamara goes on

McCoy and McManus find grim perspective in the uncertain fate of stricken amateur jockey
The Samsung Galaxy S4. A new rival to Apple's iPhone

Galaxy S4: Samsung takes battle to Apple with launch of Galaxy S4

On the buttons: Galaxy's quest to be the world's favourite smartphone takes fight to Big Apple

Smart TV boosts Imagination

Demand for smart TV sets is helping to keep profits on track at Imagination Technologies, the British company which designs graphic processors for smartphones and tablets including the iPhone and iPad.

Google Doodle celebrates life of Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy author Douglas Adams

Today’s Google Doodle marks the anniversary of the birth of science fiction writer Douglas Adams.

Sky watchers prepare for once-in-a-lifetime chance to view rare comet

A comet with a glowing tail makes a once-in-a-lifetime appearance in the evening sky this month.

Cosmic! Scientists clear up one of large unsolved puzzles about our Universe

Scientists have solved the mystery of cosmic rays, a stream of highly-energetic sub-atomic particles that pervades the Universe and is responsible for much of the extra radiation dose received by airline passengers.

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Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

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Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas
La Famille Bélier is being touted as this year's Amelie - so why are many in the deaf community outraged by it?

Deaf community outraged by La Famille Bélier

The new film tells the story of a deaf-mute farming family and is being touted as this year's Amelie
10 best high-end laptops

10 best high-end laptops

From lightweight and zippy devices to gaming beasts, we test the latest in top-spec portable computers
Michael Carberry: ‘After such a tough time, I’m not sure I will stay in the game’

Michael Carberry: ‘After such a tough time, I’m not sure I will stay in the game’

The batsman has grown disillusioned after England’s Ashes debacle and allegations linking him to the Pietersen affair
Susie Wolff: A driving force in battle for equality behind the wheel

Susie Wolff: A driving force in battle for equality behind the wheel

The Williams driver has had plenty of doubters, but hopes she will be judged by her ability in the cockpit
Adam Gemili interview: 'No abs Adam' plans to muscle in on Usain Bolt's turf

'No abs Adam' plans to muscle in on Usain Bolt's turf

After a year touched by tragedy, Adam Gemili wants to become the sixth Briton to run a sub-10sec 100m
Calls for a military mental health 'quality mark'

Homeless Veterans campaign

Expert calls for military mental health 'quality mark'
Racton Man: Analysis shows famous skeleton was a 6ft Bronze Age superman

Meet Racton Man

Analysis shows famous skeleton was a 6ft Bronze Age superman
Garden Bridge: St Paul’s adds to £175m project’s troubled waters

Garden Bridge

St Paul’s adds to £175m project’s troubled waters
Stuff your own Christmas mouse ornament: An evening class in taxidermy with a festive feel

Stuff your own Christmas mouse ornament

An evening class in taxidermy with a festive feel
Joint Enterprise: The legal doctrine which critics say has caused hundreds of miscarriages of justice

Joint Enterprise

The legal doctrine which critics say has caused hundreds of miscarriages of justice
Freud and Eros: Love, Lust and Longing at the Freud Museum: Objects of Desire

Freud and Eros

Love, Lust and Longing at the Freud Museum