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Plague of oysters disrupts Tokyo Olympics
Tokyo
Tall Tales

Plague of oysters disrupts Tokyo Olympics

And other stories from the stranger side of life
19 Jul 2021
Man learns to talk to frogs
Three frogs
Tall Tales

Man learns to talk to frogs

And other stories from the stranger side of life
24 Jun 2021
Everything you need to know about China’s space race
Tianhe rocket
In Depth

Everything you need to know about China’s space race

It has landed craft on Mars and on the dark side of the Moon, and it is building a space station. What are China’s ambitions in space?
11 Jun 2021
Could microbes communicate with alien species?
Sky at night
Expert’s view

Could microbes communicate with alien species?

Experts argue that we should be searching for microbial life rather than human-like aliens
17 May 2021
Eating rotten meat ‘can get you high’
Knife and fork
Tall Tales

Eating rotten meat ‘can get you high’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
14 May 2021
Bees trained to detect Covid-19
killer-bees-1.jpg
Tall Tales

Bees trained to detect Covid-19

And other stories from the stranger side of life
11 May 2021
The threat from the Sun
Telescopic photo of a coronal mass ejection
Getting to grips with . . .

The threat from the Sun

Scientists have real concerns that extreme weather on the Sun’s surface could unleash a catastrophe on humanity
7 May 2021

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Greens, investments and space privateers
Investment chart
Podcast

Greens, investments and space privateers

Are the world’s environmentalists about to take power? Is financial advice getting cheaper? And why are private citizens leading the space race?
23 Apr 2021
The fifth force of nature
Inside the Large Hadron Collider, a particle accelerator in Meyrin, Switzerland
Getting to grips with . . .

The fifth force of nature

Unexpected behaviour of subatomic particle could change our understanding of the universe
9 Apr 2021
Terry Boot replaces Peter Foot at Shoe Zone
A man looks at Adidas shoes
Tall Tales

Terry Boot replaces Peter Foot at Shoe Zone

And other stories from the stranger side of life
9 Mar 2021
Martial monks, high living and Turks in space
A skyscraper in London
Podcast

Martial monks, high living and Turks in space

What links monks and Myanmar’s military? Are we past peak skyscraper? And why is Turkey joining the space race?
12 Feb 2021
Buddhists to open temple in outer space
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Tall Tales

Buddhists to open temple in outer space

And other stories from the stranger side of life
5 Feb 2021
Virgin Orbit launches satellites into space in ‘historic’ test flight
Virgin Orbit Twitter
Why we’re talking about . . .

Virgin Orbit launches satellites into space in ‘historic’ test flight

Richard Branson’s company successfully sends rocket into orbit using a modified Boeing 747
18 Jan 2021
Man sells meteorite that hit his home for $1 million
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In Brief

Man sells meteorite that hit his home for $1 million

And other stories from the stranger side of life
19 Nov 2020
Author names, Thai protests and galaxies far, far away
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In Depth

Author names, Thai protests and galaxies far, far away

Should George Elliot now be called Mary Ann Evans? Is the Thai monarchy in trouble? What can our twin galaxy tell us?
21 Aug 2020
UK Space Agency set to fight malaria from space
Earth from Space
In Brief

UK Space Agency set to fight malaria from space

Government announces launch of ten new space-based projects tackling wide range of global issues
19 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: I called Trump 2016 - now I’m calling 2020
Donald Trump
In Depth

Instant Opinion: I called Trump 2016 - now I’m calling 2020

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 5 August
5 Aug 2020
Why has Nasa launched a mission to Mars?
The Perseverance rover starts its journey to Mars
In Depth

Why has Nasa launched a mission to Mars?

The Perseverance rover is looking for evidence of life on the red planet
31 Jul 2020
Could flying robots with bubble guns save us all?
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In Brief

Could flying robots with bubble guns save us all?

And other stories from the stranger side of life
19 Jun 2020
Russia accuses US of Moon ‘invasion’
moon_landing_live.jpg
In Depth

Russia accuses US of Moon ‘invasion’

Moscow strikes back after being excluded from Washington’s lunar mining pact plan
11 May 2020
Solar Orbiter: a look ahead at ‘golden decade’ for physics
The Sun
In Depth

Solar Orbiter: a look ahead at ‘golden decade’ for physics

European Space Agency mission to study Sun’s polar regions launches in Florida
10 Feb 2020
Space tourism: how far has the industry come?
Virgin Galactic
In Depth

Space tourism: how far has the industry come?

Japanese billionaire advertising for ‘single woman’ to accompany him on trip to Moon
17 Jan 2020
Have scientists found the origin of life on Earth?
AFGL 5142
In Brief

Have scientists found the origin of life on Earth?

Study finds the key element phosphorus forming on a comet around Jupiter
16 Jan 2020
What is the oldest material on Earth?
Murchison Meteorite
In Depth

What is the oldest material on Earth?

New research reveals that grains in meteorite that hit our planet 50 years ago predate the Solar System
14 Jan 2020
Japanese billionaire seeks girlfriend for moon voyage
Yusaku Maezawa
In Brief

Japanese billionaire seeks girlfriend for moon voyage

And other stories from the stranger side of life
13 Jan 2020
Donald Trump launches US Space Force
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In Brief

Donald Trump launches US Space Force

US president achieves long-held goal as final frontier arms race ramps up
23 Dec 2019
How the ESA’s space hoover works
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In Depth

How the ESA’s space hoover works

The space agency’s robot debris collector is set for its first mission in 2025
10 Dec 2019
52 ideas that changed the world - 24. Heliocentrism
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In Depth

52 ideas that changed the world - 24. Heliocentrism

The discovery that Earth revolves around the Sun laid the foundations for modern physics
22 Nov 2019
What a war in space might look like
Space war
In Depth

What a war in space might look like

Nato expected to declare space a ‘warfighting domain’ at the end of the year
21 Oct 2019
SpaceX Starship: manned mission on course for 2020 launch
In Depth

SpaceX Starship: manned mission on course for 2020 launch

Elon Musk announces bold testing schedule as huge stainless steel rocket is unveiled
30 Sep 2019
Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 - gallery
Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 winners
In Review

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 - gallery

Lunar winner Laszlo Francsics lands £10,000 prize
16 Sep 2019
Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 winners
Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 winners
In Review

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 winners

16 Sep 2019
Can you commit a crime in space?
ISS
In Depth

Can you commit a crime in space?

Nasa astronaut is under investigation in what could be the first crime committed in space
28 Aug 2019
What are Tardigrades?
Tardigrade
In Brief

What are Tardigrades?

So-called water bears are the toughest animals on Earth - and now scientists suspect they are alive on the Moon
7 Aug 2019
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