Ariel Waldman: the former Nasa employee is keen to break down perceived barriers to science via the ‘Science Hack Day’ events

All-nighters are not fun. Whether catching up on office work, studying for an exam or doing extra project research, they rarely feel productive. Howe(...)

Pallbearers carry the casket of Sandra Bland during the funeral service in the Chicago suburb of Willow Springs. Photograph: Reuters

Hundreds of people have attended the funeral of Sandra Bland, a black woman found dead in a Texas jail cell days after she was arrested following a mi(...)

Gun-toting citizens are showing up at military recruiting centres around the US. Photograph: Rose Baca/The Dallas Morning News via AP

Armed civilians who have volunteered to guard military recruiting stations across the US in the wake of the mass shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, h(...)

Waller County prosecutor Warren Diepraam said the post-mortem showed that 28-year-old Sandra Bland had no defensive injuries on her hands that would typically indicate a struggle.  Photograph: Ilana Panich-Linsman/The New York Times 2:16

The post-mortem of a black woman who was found dead in a Texas jail revealed no injuries that would suggest she was killed by someone else, the author(...)

Jeanette Williams places a bouquet of roses at a memorial for Sandra Bland in Texas. Photograph: Pat Sullivan/AP 2:16

Sandra Bland stated to officers when she arrived in jail that she had tried to kill herself last year but was not currently feeling suicidal, accordin(...)

A woman places a bouquet of roses at a memorial for Sandra Bland near Prairie View A&M University on Tuesday. Photograph: Pat Sullivan/AP

Authorities in the US have insisted that a patrol car video showing the arrest of a black motorist, who was later found dead in a jail cell, was not e(...)

Visits to international events included Unite 3D in Seattle, SxSW in Austin, Texas (above), and 12 trade shows and conferences. Photograph: Michael Buckner/Getty Images

A unique cross-regional programme aimed at maximising the economic potential of the creative industries sector has just drawn to a close. Over the pas(...)

Retired Marine Michael Hendon pays respect at a memorial  in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images.

Hours before the Tennessee shooting that killed five US servicemen, the suspected gunman texted a close friend a link to an Islamic verse that include(...)

Carl Frampton celebrates winning the IBF Super Bantamweight World Title Fight at the Don Haskins Centre in El Paso, Texas. Photograph: INPHO/Presseye/Ivan Pierre Aguirre.

Carl Frampton was given a massive scare on his US debut before he responded to overpower Mexican upstart Alejandro Gonzalez Jr in West Texas. Being b(...)

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards apologized for what she called the lack of compassion shown in the video. Stock photograph: Getty Images

Three separate investigations into Planned Parenthood have been started by officials in Texas following the release of a secretly recorded video which(...)