Science & Technology

The Immortalists - can science defeat death?

In his new book Heavens on Earth, founding editor of Skeptic magazine Michael Shermer explores humanity’s obsession with the afterlife and the quest for immortality – find out about the extraordinary people he met trying to cheat death.

21 incredible cloud nebula pictures

If we look a little further than our own atmosphere, deep into the furthest reaches of outer space, the clouds we can see are truly out-of-this-world - here are some of our favourite cloud nebula pictures.

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What is a supermoon?

Formally known as the perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system, supermoons are lunar events that have a big effect on how we view the Moon. 

Is it time for a tech detox?

Many individuals are hooked on their smartphones, and a growing number of people are entering rehab for technology addiction. So what could these extreme cases tell us about our relationships with gadgets?

Mission into the Sun

We’ve visited Pluto and the outer reaches of the Solar System, and our rovers are trundling over the surface of Mars. Yet the Sun has remained stubbornly out of reach… until now.