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28/08/2015 - 15:40
Submitted by Alexander McNamara
Buzz Aldrin signs copies of his book on July 28, 2014 in California. (Tibrina Hobson/FilmMagic) Buzz Aldrin’s might only have been the second small step for a man on the Moon, but the iconic...
28/08/2015 - 11:58
Submitted by James Lloyd
Looking for something to do this week? Don’t waste away on the sofa… here’s our pick of ways to exercise your grey matter and nourish your neurons. TV programme of the week Big...
28/08/2015 - 09:46
Submitted by Jason Goodyer
Could treating cancer be as easy as flicking a switch? A team at Florida’s Mayo Clinic has discovered a method of potentially halting the progress of cancer by reprogramming cancerous cells to...
27/08/2015 - 11:44
Submitted by Alexander McNamara
We all love the dog and cat videos that pop up on social media, but sadly fish don’t seem to attract that much attention, though some clever nanoengineers might have just changed that –...
27/08/2015 - 10:41
Submitted by Alexander McNamara
Google and Apple’s driverless cars immediately spring to mind when you think of autonomous vehicles, but in the race to get them on the road US truck manufacturer Royal Truck and Equipment...
26/08/2015 - 15:30
Submitted by Alexander McNamara
The subject of sci-fi for decades, black holes are known for sucking up everything around them, like a vacuum cleaner with a gravitational pull so strong that nothing and no one can escape. However...
26/08/2015 - 10:31
Submitted by Alexander McNamara
Samsung’s flagship new phablet comes with potential device-wrecking flaw if the stylus is inserted incorrectly. As reported on Android Police, one of the most iconic feature of the Note series...
25/08/2015 - 16:03
Submitted by Alexander McNamara
Jakobshavn glacier calving (Copernicus Sentinel data (2015)/ESA) If you’re planning to set sail towards the western shores of Greenland in the near future then keep an eye out for icebergs, as...
24/08/2015 - 16:26
Submitted by James Lloyd
Bars and nightclubs: two places where you have to shout to be heard over the noisy people around you. But it turns out that we're not the only ones: researchers have revealed that bluebirds do...
21/08/2015 - 16:30
Submitted by Alexander McNamara
If you’re thinking of tucking into your toast on your way out of the door in the morning then you could be in for a big surprise, as research published in the Journal of Health Psychology by...
21/08/2015 - 10:15
Submitted by Alexander McNamara
Departing Dione (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute) Earlier this week we reported that NASA’s Cassini spacecraft had successfully made its final flyby of the Saturn moon Dione, swooping...
20/08/2015 - 17:02
Submitted by Alexander McNamara
The River Thames has a murky reputation, but incredibly is now habitat to a plethora of marine mammals. Harbour seals, grey seals, dolphins, harbour porpoises, otters and even whales have recently...
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