The week in books
Bruce Murray was an ambitious proponent of space exploration and was among the first to emphasise the use of photography of other planets. Murray was director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a space exploration arm of Nasa, from 1976-82. As a part of the team that launched the Mariner missions to Mars and other planets in the 1960s and 1970s, Murray was one of the first scientists to highlight the use of photography in space science.
Ilya Segalovich was an internet search pioneer and one of the founders of Yandex, the Russian search engine which was conceived in 1993 and launched in 1997, a full year before its more famous American competitor, Google.
Britain’s fledgling shale gas industry will get a major boost today as George Osborne cuts taxes on fracking profits to less than half the amount paid by conventional oil and gas producers.
Chile and Argentina have evacuated a region near the Copahue volcano in the Andes on the border between the two countries, after fears intensified that it would erupt.
Force of 7.8 magnitude quake could be felt from Kabul to Delhi and Dubai
Witness extraordinary geological formations while canyoneering in Utah
A youngster wowed his teachers when it emerged the piece of shale he brought with him to a show-and-tell was in fact a 300 million-year-old fossil.
The row over a flagship Government employment programme took another twist today when geologists hit back at comments made by a Cabinet minister.
Orbiting probe around Jupiter could be launched in 2021 or 2022 and could reach the giant planet within six years
Plans to bury radioactive waste in Cumbria face growing local opposition. Mike Glover reports
The climate change threat to low-lying islands and cities is well known, but Scandinavia faces the opposite problem
Is there something new from Kapoor amongst this multitude of new scuptural works spread across the various gallery spaces of two entire buildings? Not much. We can divide these work into the rough and the smooth.
Discovery of bedrock and rounded pebbles offer the most convincing evidence yet that there was water on the surface of Mars
Nasa yesterday showed off the first high-resolution, colour portrait images taken by the Mars rover Curiosity, detailing a mound of layered rock where scientists plan to focus their search for the chemical ingredients of life on the Red Planet.
£1.5bn of prime space technology will hurtle through the atmosphere of Mars as one of the most daring space missions ever attempted plays out...