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 Russian humanoid robot Skybot F-850 (Fedor): “Sorry for the delay. Got stuck in a traffic jam. Ready to continue work.” Photograph:  Roscosmos space agency/AFP

Astronauts at the International Space Station welcomed a new colleague on board on Tuesday as Fedor, the first ever Russian humanoid robot to go into (...)

Kazakhstan’s president Nursultan Nazarbayev waves to audience during a rally in  April, 2015. File photograph: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters

Nursultan Nazarbayev, the president of Kazakhstan, announced his resignation on Tuesday saying the oil-rich central Asian nation he has ruled for 30 y(...)

Top Gear returned with a slimmed down team of Chris Harris (left), Matt LeBlanc (centre) and Rory Reid: and it may just have snuck ahead of the bloated Grand Tour, presented by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May

Earlier this year, The Grand Tour, Amazon’s online motoring show with the over-hyped, over-blown and over-paid trio of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammon(...)

British astronaut Tim Peake says he believes alien life exists in the cosmos and that humans will set foot on Mars. Photograph: John Linton/PA Wire.

“Absolutely yes,” was the response of astronaut Tim Peake when asked if he believed humans would eventually land on Mars. It was another emphatic “ye(...)

The Proton-M rocket, carrying the ExoMars 2016 spacecraft to Mars, blasts off from the launchpad at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Monday. Photograph: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters

Europe and Russia launched a spacecraft on Monday in a joint mission to sniff out signs of life on Mars and bring humans a step closer to flying to t(...)