Luhman 16B is the nearest brown dwarf to Earth, and the third nearest star system to our solar system
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Sunday 03 February 2013
I am pro-public transport and so are the Wildlife Trusts. The trusts have furnished HS2 with a huge amount of information about the impact of the proposed routes, and so far there's been no recognition of that information being received or, more importantly, taken into account.
And so the older male makes way for a younger rival... David Attenborough reveals his choice of successor: Professor Brian Cox
Wednesday 30 January 2013
After six decades of bringing the wonders of the natural world to television audiences, Sir David Attenborough has finally anointed a successor.
Friday 25 January 2013
Viewers hypnotised by the BBC's landmark series Africa, with its stunning images of fighting giraffes and baby turtles scuttling into the sea, are watching pictures partly funded by the state of China, it can be disclosed.
Monday 21 January 2013
A massive cosmic explosion in deep space sent out a pulse of high-energy radiation that hit the Earth between the years 774AD and 775AD when the emperor Charlemagne ruled much of Western Europe, scientists have found.
Saturday 12 January 2013
Casgliad o Ysgrifau, by TH Parry-Williams, is the book of its author's lifetime. It brings together nearly all of the short essays that he published between 1928 and 1966, and in which he regularly cast back to his early childhood in Snowdonia. In my opinion, ysgrifau is better translated with the more literal "writings". For, more than anything else, Parry-Williams used the form to write out what Konstantin Mochulsky, referring to Dostoevsky, called the "enigma of his personality".
Thursday 10 January 2013
It's just another day of digital carnage in the Hadron Collider, the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator.
Friday 04 January 2013
It’s used in everything from kids parties to medicine – but now supplies are running so low scientists want to ration it. Steve Connor reports on the great helium shortage
Thursday 03 January 2013
Wednesday 02 January 2013
Another incredible discovery for the world famous scientist?
Friday 21 December 2012
Winners of this year’s best breakthroughs revealed
Tuesday 18 December 2012
Should you be lucky enough to survive Friday's apocalypse, there's lots to look forward to in the next 110 years (and a few things to be screamingly terrified of).
Tuesday 18 December 2012
Now is not a good time to admit this, but when I went to Washington as correspondent in 1997, I had two ambitions. The first was to become proficient in Spanish – for demographic reasons that are even more obvious now than they were then – the second was to learn to shoot.
A cosmic collision: Two satellites due to smash into surface of the moon… but don't worry, it was all planned by Nasa
Monday 17 December 2012
NASA has deliberately guided the twin satellites into a cliff close to the moon’s northern pole
Sunday 16 December 2012
Need a degree to get on? Not if our most respected experts are anything to go by, says English graduate Matthew Bell
Thursday 13 December 2012
Murderous zombies are stalking the dark underground passageways of the renowned CERN physics centre near Geneva, hunting young scientists who have survived a devastating failure in its world-famous particle collider.
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 200,000 back our campaign
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
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 2 President Obama comments on Humans of New York photo from Iran
- 4 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train