Luhman 16B is the nearest brown dwarf to Earth, and the third nearest star system to our solar system
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Monday 22 October 2012
Six renowned authors from the past century have been shortlisted for a prize to recognise the best ever winner of Britain's oldest literary award.
Monday 06 August 2012
Going to a site-specific show can be an oddly infantilising experience - standing around in embarrassed silence until someone tells you what to do, meekly following the herd from scene to scene, never quite knowing your role or when you’re going to be picked on.
Monday 23 July 2012
A young student has just struck literary gold, discovering four previously unknown stories written more than a century ago by Katherine Mansfield.
Thursday 05 July 2012
As an atheist with no desire to upset believers, Professor Peter Higgs has always hated the idea of a God particle. He has never been keen on the nomenclature of the Higgs boson either – referring to it as "the particle named after me" on the rare occasions he gives an interview.
Monday 28 May 2012
Inbreeding affects 44 per cent of meerkats in the wild, causing them to be smaller and less likely to survive, a 20-year study has found.
Tuesday 15 May 2012
Hospitals in large cities act as breeding grounds for the superbug MRSA before it spreads across the country, a study has revealed.
Thursday 10 May 2012
A huge sub-glacial basin the size of Wales has been discovered under one of the key Antarctic ice sheets that could make it more unstable and liable to disintegration, a study has found.
Monday 16 April 2012
Craters from asteroid impacts may be one of the best places to look for life on Mars, a study suggests.
Friday 30 March 2012
This year’s THES world university reputation rankings are out and the University of Cambridge has been named the most highly regarded university in the UK. The rankings were compiled from a questionnaire answered by almost 31,000 academics from 149 institutions. But do the university’s students agree? Does Cambridge live up to its reputation? We put the question to Cambridge students to find out.
Thursday 29 March 2012
Around one billion stars in the Milky Way can be seen together for the first time in an image captured over a decade by astronomers.
Monday 26 March 2012
Some people may be at risk of a severe reaction to flu because they are not protected by a key gene, scientists believe.
Thursday 23 February 2012
1. Intelligence Squared
Wednesday 22 February 2012
For ordinary Greeks, the effects of austerity are becoming intolerable
Saturday 21 January 2012
'I wanted to join the circus'
Thursday 12 January 2012
The infamous "parcel o' rogues" immortalised in verse by Robert Burns were the members of the then independent Scottish Parliament who were seen to sell their nation's sovereignty for financial reward. That of course was in the early 18th century, long before any concept of true democracy or a popular mandate emanating from a free and fair election.
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
They are neither a 'state' nor 'Islamic': Why we shouldn't call them Isis, Isil or IS
Tunisia beach attack: How can British Muslims respond to the latest outrages?
- 1 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
- 2 Iain Duncan Smith's expenses credit card is suspended after he runs up £1,000 debt to taxpayer
- 3 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 4 French woman dies in freak bungee jumping accident
- 5 Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck to divorce and end their 10-year marriage