Luhman 16B is the nearest brown dwarf to Earth, and the third nearest star system to our solar system
Like this page on Facebook for updates
Thursday 28 March 2013
Invisibility cloaks are usually found in the fictional world of Harry Potter, but researchers in the US claim to have created one.
Friday 22 March 2013
Some solid shooting done well, but there's precious little new here
Tuesday 19 March 2013
Those of us who can remember the 1986 Challenger disaster – the Nasa shuttle that exploded just 73 seconds after seven smiling astronauts waved to the world and took off for space – will recall the shock and bewilderment that followed this much publicised flight. The doomed moment was caught on television, including the suddenly silenced crowd of well-wishers down below who stared up at the plumes of smoke as the shuttle disintegrated. The astronauts included a school teacher making her first trip to space, and their bodies were recovered from the Atlantic after a protracted search that only extended the sense of national anguish.
Saturday 16 March 2013
A bird-brained philosophy of science
Want to join the 62-mile-high club? Not so quick, sex in outer space could be bad for your health, say scientists
Thursday 14 March 2013
With commercial space flights in the pipeline and financiers appealing for a couple to volunteer for a manned (and womanned) mission to Mars, it's only going to be a matter of time before humans will want to do what we do best up in space.
Thursday 14 March 2013
A new sub-atomic particle that could explain one of the great mysteries of the Universe – why matter has mass – has almost certainly been found according to further evidence supporting the discovery of the elusive Higgs boson.
Monday 11 March 2013
David Gates is an image catcher. He hunts them down and fixes them to a point using pinhole photography and collage.
Sunday 10 March 2013
Saturday 09 March 2013
Opening Schrödinger's lunchbox
Thursday 07 March 2013
Countries including Iraq and Georgia paid dearly for devices that retailed at $20 in US
Saturday 02 March 2013
Robert C Richardson, who died from complications of a heart attack on 19 February at the age of 75, was a Cornell University professor who shared a Nobel Prize for a key discovery in experimental physics. He and his fellow Cornell researchers David Lee and Douglas Osheroff were awarded the Nobel for 1996 for their 1971 work on low-temperature physics involving the isotope helium-3.
Monday 18 February 2013
The meteor, which was travelling at around 33,000 mph rained down over the Ural Mountains last week
Sunday 17 February 2013
Strange drama in a Las Vegas casino misses the jackpot, but its black humour lingers in the mind
Thursday 14 February 2013
The RSC round off their “World Elsewhere” season now with Roxana Silbert's astringent and vigorous modern-dress revival of Brecht's Galileo.
Wednesday 06 February 2013
CD Projekt confirms 2014 release of the studio's final game in the Witcher series.
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
- 1 Michelle Watt's father says TV presenter killed herself because she was in constant pain
- 2 Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
- 3 San Francisco TV news crew attacked by armed robbers during live broadcast
- 4 Greek debt crisis: The photograph that conveys the despair of Greece's elderly
- 5 Miami defendant sobs in court as he realises he and the judge attended the same school