The science cited in the Google engineer’s memo is flawed. But since it was published at the weekend, there has been a groundswell of support for it on social media. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

Sexism has long been recognised as a problem in Silicon Valley. But a lengthy memo written by a Google software engineer, and leaked online, has laid (...)

Artist’s impression of  KOI-961, a star system detected by the Kepler space telescope.

Nasa said its planet-hunting telescope has found 10 new planets outside our solar system that are probably the right size and temperature to potential(...)