Luhman 16B is the nearest brown dwarf to Earth, and the third nearest star system to our solar system
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Friday 26 July 2013
His invention forms basis of how information is shared online today
Sunday 21 July 2013
Protein receptor is found to release hormones that can cause anxiety and depression
Saturday 20 July 2013
The British Superbike champion is chasing a fourth title but has lost his speed advantage
Wednesday 17 July 2013
Through studying the cloud's death throes, scientists hope to learn more about the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way
Wednesday 17 July 2013
New microbial fuel cells contain bacteria that produce electricity from urine as part of their natural life cycle
Friday 12 July 2013
We carried a selection and you responded in kind - here are our favourite 25
Friday 05 July 2013
Baggott explains the significance of the Higgs boson: “it implies the existence of the Higgs field… without [it] nothing could be”, although “God Particle is a name heartily despised by practising scientists”.
Thursday 04 July 2013
Cockatoos can crack tough puzzles and even unpick locks to reach a reward, scientists have found.
Tuesday 02 July 2013
Margherita Hack, who died on 29 June at the age of 91, was an astrophysicist who explained her research in plain language for the public and who championed civil rights in her native Italy. She died in Trieste, where she had headed an astronomical observatory.
Friday 28 June 2013
Researchers said the event was the 'most powerful ever recorded' by the system
Saturday 15 June 2013
London captured alive by a 21st-century Pepys
Thursday 06 June 2013
Comedian Russell Brand has revealed that he would love to replace Matt Smith as Doctor Who.
Wednesday 05 June 2013
Those who were looking to Telescope to emerge as one of the stars of the season must wait a while longer to refocus their hopes. After some twinkling homework on the Newmarket gallops, the Sir Michael Stoute-trained colt galloped as swiftly up the betting for the Derby, only to defect from the Epsom showpiece with nine days to go because of a sore shin. Now he will miss his chance to shine at Royal Ascot, too.
Tuesday 04 June 2013
Students would have to wait a full year if they need re-sit
Sunday 02 June 2013
I now know three things: Americans go c-r-a-z-y for spelling as sport; a crapaud is a Caribbean toad; and a 13-year-old kid from New York has made us all look stupid.
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
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 3 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train