The privately-launched Cygnus cargo ship delivered critical supplies as well as long-awaited gifts from the astronauts' families
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Monday 23 December 2013
Anti-government protesters determined to unseat Thailand's prime minister surrounded a Bangkok sports stadium on Monday in an unsuccessful attempt to block political parties from registering for February elections.
Tuesday 10 December 2013
The old system was familiar, the modern one somewhat more intimidating
Thursday 03 October 2013
We are not ready to fight extraterrestrial civilizations, says defence official
Wednesday 02 October 2013
Elysium Space transports a 'symbolic portion' of the deceased's ashes into space alongside commercial satellite launches from the US
Tuesday 03 September 2013
The Al-Jazeera Egypt network, along with three other stations known to have covered Muslim Brotherhood protests have been told to stop broadcasting by an Egyptian court.
Saturday 10 August 2013
TaxPayers' Alliance says countries with space programmes should not be receiving money from UK mean to be going to world's poorest
Wednesday 17 July 2013
It’s easy to laugh, but Britain is making steady progress in the space race. And with £40bn up for grabs, we should take it seriously
Thursday 06 June 2013
Fiat moving its global headquarters to Britain is just one sign of a renaissance
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
Friday 16 November 2012
The Republican Party is still grappling with its electoral trouncing last week. But Mitt Romney has already worked out why he was thrashed at the ballot box: President Obama's "gifts" to minorities and illegal immigrants, college-loan waivers to young people and free contraceptives.
Friday 19 October 2012
Thursday 11 October 2012
A stunning image of a spiral shell of cosmic dust and gas around a red giant star was captured by astronomers using the world's highest terrestrial telescope.
Friday 05 October 2012
An asylum-seeker today admitted murdering two teenage girls whose bodies were found in a flat.
Wednesday 25 July 2012
Scientists say there has been a freak event in Greenland this month: Nearly every part of the massive ice sheet that blankets the island suddenly started melting.
Saturday 14 April 2012
Emperor penguins, lots and lots of them – and now we know just how many. Antarctica contains more than half a million – nearly double the number previously thought, a satellite survey has revealed. In the first comprehensive census of a species taken from space, high-resolution photos of 44 colonies around the Antarctic continent showed there were 595,000 birds – the previous estimate was 350,000.
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
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
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
- 4 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'