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Nasa scientists have used Earth’s gravity to slingshot ‘OSIRIS-REx’  to an asteroid called Bennu. Illustration: Nasa

The Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecraft have now left the solar system and will continue their journeys into deep space indefinitely. How did we manage(...)

 US Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad holding the first hijab-wearing Barbie based on her to be released in 2018, in New York City. Photograph: EPA/Mattel

Mattel has launched its first Barbie in a hijab. The doll is inspired by a real woman – Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, who was the first American to(...)

Uber said its short-haul airborne service would help alleviate transportation issues in urban centres.

Uber, the fast-growing ride-sharing company, is proceeding with plans to introduce a new short-haul airborne service that will cost less than driving (...)

It takes a special motivation to think about tricep dips during the ad break for Gogglebox, but as habits go, it’s a relatively easy one to get into. Photograph: Kevin Mingora/Allentown Morning Call/MCT via Getty Images

The Ideal Home Show stands often run a gamut from the sublime to the ridiculous but one concession in particular appeared to have everyone talking at (...)

The Irish space industry is growing exponentially, and expanding rapidly to take in a whole range of technologies. Photograph: iStock

Space exploration used to be a two-horse race, the exclusive preserve of two major superpowers, each trying to outdo the other with ever-bigger rocket(...)

An artist’s rendering of the merger of two neutron stars.  Image: Robin Dienel/The Carnegie Institution for Science via The New York Times

A collision of two neutron stars, 130 million light years away, has opened up “a new window on the Universe”. The spectacular event which occurred on (...)

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga speaks during a news conference in whichhe announced that he would not stand in a court-ordered re-run of August’s presidential election. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Tuesday he would not stand in a court-ordered re-run of August’s presidential election that is scheduled(...)

Life in space is pretty remote, the stuff of fantasy for most of us – but can design principles learned from space travel be applied to living on plan(...)

Mollie King and her dance partner AJ Pritchard take part in a dress rehearsal before the live show of the BBC1 dance contest ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. Photograph: Kieron McCarron/BBC/PA Wire

It’s October, the days are shortening and the television people are getting serious about entertainment again: Strictly Come Dancing has waltzed back (...)

Elon Musk, founder and chief executive and lead designer of SpaceX, and also CEO of Tesla, speaks during a media conference in Adelaide. Photograph: Reuters

To cut costs, Elon Musk’s SpaceX company has shrunk the size of the rocket ship it is developing to go to Mars, aiming to start construction on the fi(...)

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