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 Astronaut Alan L Bean holds a special environmental sample container filled with lunar soil collected during the Apollo 12 mission in this Nasa handout photo from November 19th, 1969. File photograph: Nasa/Handout/Reuters

US astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth person to walk on the Moon, has died. A statement released by Nasa and family members said Bean died on Saturday (...)

Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca, Woody Harrelson is Beckett and Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo in ‘Solo: a Star Wars Story’

Donald Glover, the actor, comedian, writer, director, producer, singer, songwriter, rapper, DJ and man-of-the-moment has, in recent weeks, using his m(...)

Habitat Gimlet Media Lynn Levey, formerly of Radiolab, hosts and produces this nonfiction podcast – which feels like excellent fiction. When I initi(...)

United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas-V rocket with the Nasa InSight spacecraft onboard seen shortly after the mobile service tower was rolled back. Photograph: Bill Ingalls/Nasa/Reuters

Nasa has launched a spacecraft to land on Mars and explore the mysterious insides of the red planet. A robotic geologist armed with a hammer and quak(...)

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi: he has said that plastic surgery, genetic science and stem cell study existed thousands of years ago in ancient India. Photograph: Simon Dawson/EPA

Senior Indian leaders from prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) claim that the internet was in use during pre(...)

The Exorcist: William Friedkin at the steps where he filmed his horror film’s climatic scene, in the Georgetown neighbourhood of Washington. Photograph: Gabriella Demczuk/New York Times

When you’ve got a demonic child in Washington splattering dark stinking bile, croaking gibberish, spewing vulgar personal attacks, lying to sow confus(...)

Houston-based Orion Span’s Aurora Station is planned as a 35-by-14-foot module, or roughly the interior volume of a Gulfstream G550 private jet.

Aboard the International Space Station (ISS), an astronaut’s life is typically work, exercise, rest, repeat. But what if your chance of having the rig(...)

A British Airways Concorde takes off from Heathrow airport in 2001. The supersonic jet type was retired in 2003 amid rising costs and low passenger numbers. Photograph: Reuters

US aerospace and defence giant Lockheed Martin has won a $247.5 million Nasa contract to build an experimental supersonic jet designed to hush the con(...)

Equinome co-founder Prof Emmeline Hillleads the research-and-development team in Plusvital. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ireland has been attempting to nurture innovation and entrepreneurship, with mixed success to date. There have been several major breakthroughs over t(...)

Brigid of Kildare: a fearless negotiator who secured women’s property rights, and freed trafficked women

History is filled with stories of great deeds, the exploits of rebels, patriots and politicians, writers and artists, scientists and innovators. They (...)

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