Despite Nigel Farage's prediction that the UK Independence party will cause an “earthquake” in British politics at the European Parliament elections, Britons give Ukip as much chance of winning as finding life on Mars.
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Tuesday 07 August 2012
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Monday 06 August 2012
A £1.6 billion one-ton robot rover the size of a small car landed safely on Mars today after one of the most daring and difficult interplanetary operations attempted
Sunday 05 August 2012
A bold attempt to land a one-ton rover as big as a Mini Cooper on Mars will end in triumph or disaster tomorrow.
Friday 03 August 2012
They call it the seven minutes of terror, and for good reason, as this is the perilously short length of time Nasa scientists have given themselves to land a space probe on Mars that will hit the Martian upper atmosphere at 13,200mph.
After travelling 352 million miles, seven terrifying minutes will decide the fate of the £1.5bn Mars rover 'Curiosity'
Thursday 02 August 2012
£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...
Tuesday 31 July 2012
Terrestrially speaking, the Olympics are the best show in town when it comes to a nerve-shredding discrepancy between preparation time and actual performance. If you haven't heard a commentator say it already, you definitely will sometime in the next few weeks: "Four long years of hard work and sacrifice," they'll mutter solemnly. "All down to the next 30 seconds." But that unequal face-off between imagined achievement and actual result is dwarfed by the one-shot-only fixture covered in Mission to Mars: a Horizon Special.
Thursday 26 July 2012
Appearance of bloated pig-like creature with five toes sparks online frenzy
Tuesday 10 July 2012
Notebook: The idea that we might be alone in the universe with just seven billion other people for company is clearly too horrifying
Tuesday 12 June 2012
A novel of ideas that also sets out to be tremendous fun
Friday 11 May 2012
The Mojave Desert stood in for the dry earth of the Red Planet yesterday as Nasa scientists tested an engineering model of their next-generation Mars rover.
Sunday 06 May 2012
Fourteen researchers are undergoing four months of freezing darkness, all in aid of space travel
Monday 16 April 2012
Craters from asteroid impacts may be one of the best places to look for life on Mars, a study suggests.
Monday 02 April 2012
The sounds of Mars and Venus have been revealed for the first time by scientists.
Friday 23 March 2012
Video-game launches can be gritty (I've seen one at Battersea Power Station as holograms of helicopters circled, and visited a former nuclear bunker under Moscow for another).
John Carter, Andrew Stanton (12A)
Bel Ami, Declan Donnellan & Nick Ormerod (15)
Trishna, Michael Winterbottom (15)
Sunday 11 March 2012
Three literary adaptations this week, a sci-fi stinker, a stagy seduction drama, and – in a bold move that pays off – Hardy's 'Tess' set in India
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
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
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 1 President Obama leaves touching comment on Humans of New York photo from Iran
- 3 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 4 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train