Luhman 16B is the nearest brown dwarf to Earth, and the third nearest star system to our solar system
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Stem cell breakthrough: Japanese scientists discover way to create 'embryonic-like' cells without the ethical dilemma
Wednesday 29 January 2014
Experts say the ground-breaking discovery could pave way for routine use of stem cells in medicine
Tuesday 28 January 2014
The fire-pit found near Tel-Aviv could hold the secret to the beginnings of social culture among early humans
Monday 27 January 2014
It was thought that the global landmark was perhaps 70million years old
Saturday 25 January 2014
Literary prescriptions for modern ailments
Thursday 23 January 2014
Scientists say it's too early to say whether Ceres could support microbial life, but a visit from the Dawn spacecraft in early 2015 should provide answers
Wednesday 22 January 2014
Feeling the cold may be a healthy and sustainable way to lose weight
Communication breakdown on board the Akademik Shokalskiy blamed for the ship being stranded in Antarctic ice over Christmas
Wednesday 22 January 2014
A failure to respond to an order from the ship's captain may have played a critical role in the operational fiasco that led to the stranding of the Akademik Shokalskiy in thick Antarctic sea ice on Christmas Eve.
Tuesday 21 January 2014
TV picks, Tuesday 21 January
Sunday 19 January 2014
During an extreme event, countries in the western Pacific experienced devastating droughts and wild fires
Friday 17 January 2014
The chorus was secreted in the column of text
Pioneering first gene therapy trial opens the door for reversing some previously incurable forms of blindness
Thursday 16 January 2014
The sight of thousands of people with previously incurable forms of blindness could be saved thanks to a pioneering new gene therapy that requires just one operation.
You’re not just insecure: Study reveals how your friends really are richer, happier and more popular than you
Wednesday 15 January 2014
Scientists publish first mathematical proof explaining the reason it might always seem like everyone else is doing better than you – because (on average) they are
Sunday 12 January 2014
A leading toxicologist has said that Alexander the Great may have died after drinking wine made from a poisonous plant that would have cause a slow and painful death
Saturday 11 January 2014
"It is my experience of the countryside that I am trying to convey to the public"
Thursday 09 January 2014
A coronal mass ejection two days ago could make the aurora visible
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
- 2 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 3 Bob Geldof offers to take four refugee families into his home 'immediately' as he condemns humanitarian crisis as a ‘f**king disgrace'
- 4 Malnourished two-year-old found being breastfed by dog in Chile
- 5 Bryan Cranston speaks candidly about wealth