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A graphic visualisation of Sentinel 6 operating over the UK and Ireland

Sentinel 6, the latest in a series of European Space Agency (ESA) Earth observation satellites, which launches on Saturday in the US, will provide the(...)

The peregrine falcon: Just over 300 bird of prey were found to have been poisoned or suffered some form of unnatural death between 2007 and 2019

The vast majority of Ireland’s birds of prey killed by human attacks or other activity were poisoned, according to a detailed new report spanning more(...)

Pumpkin-coloured Mars has a favourable opposition on October 13th when it is just over 62 million kilometres from Earth. Photograph: Getty

It is rather apt that we mark the 100th birth anniversary of American science fiction author Frank Herbert in the same month Mars reaches oppositio(...)

The Electron rocket in a launch pad. Photograph: Courtesy of Rocket Labs

A new space race has begun; but this time, it’s not superpower-led. This one is led by industry, government bodies and research groups who have gained(...)

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Crew Dragon spacecraft attached sits on launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center on May 27th in Cape Canaveral, Florida ahead of its planned launch. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty

Billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket launch has been postponed due to bad weather in Florida. The plan had been to launch two Americans into orbit (...)

SpaceX Starlink satellites visible in the night sky over Skopje, North Macedonia. The fifth series of satellites was launched by US space company SpaceX from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on March 18th. Photograph: Georgi Licovski/EPA

Those of us looking up at the sky at night may have spotted a new constellation. A line of lights, pinpricks against the black, arcing across the glob(...)

Ferenc Legyel as Michael Curtiz in Curtiz, a film by Tamas Yvan Topolánszky recreating the drama behind the making of Casablanca.

In 1974, Warner Brothers executive Simon Benzakein met French New Wave icon François Truffaut in Los Angeles with an offer to remake Casablanca. The d(...)

 Actor Michael Caine and England player Bobby Moore of the POW XI celebrate during a match against Germany for the film Escape to Victory. Photograph:  Allsport UK /Allsport

With four minutes remaining and the Allied prisoners trailing the Germans 4-3, Luis Fernandez (Pele) rises from the bench, shrugs off the pain of brok(...)

 Paul Townend rides Al Boum Photo to win the Gold Cup on the final day of last year’s Cheltenham festival. Photograph:  Getty Images

Tuesday 1.30 Skybet Supreme Novices Hurdle Abacadabras (G Elliott) 4-1 Asterion Forlonge (W Mullins) 5-2 Berkshire Royal (W Mullins) 33-1 Captain Gu(...)

The Model X is not as polished a product as the smaller, cheaper Model 3, but it is fascinating, it is interesting, it is intriguing. And how often can you say all that about a modern car?

My family sees cars come and go. It’s the life of a professional motoring journalist; and no, I’m not looking for sympathy. My point is that shiny new(...)

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