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A general view over smoke from fires in the Amazon rainforest covering the city of Porto Velho, Rondonia, Brazil, on August 16th. Photograph: Roni Carvalho/EPA

Brazil’s nationalist president Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday his government lacked the resources to fight and investigate wildfires in the Amazon af(...)

Environmental changes and technological advances will radically change the way we travel. Image: iStock/Getty Images

To get an idea of how tricky it is to predict the next 50 years of tourism and travel, we only have to look at what’s happened in the past 10 years. (...)

The camera pans to a couple of skeletons huddled by an SUV; as the sun goes down, we can hear Al and Sandy as their words tumble into the void on a lonely, desolate planet.

Next year NASA plans to send a fifth rover to Mars with a mission to gather samples and help determine if there was past life on the red planet. At so(...)

Prof Nick Holden and Dr Jerome O’Connell of Proveye

Those born before the luxury of pre-set radio channels will remember the crackling sound of wavelength interference as they tuned their sets to their (...)

One of two stamps issued by An Post on July 4th, 2019, to commemorate the moon landing. The word gealach (Irish for moon) appears incorrectly as gaelach (meaning Irish)

Just over 50 years after Neil Armstrong took one small step for a man and one giant leap for mankind, An Post has had to take some steps of its own af(...)

Catherine (Cady) Coleman with fans at Dublin’s IMAX theatre on Thursday. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

As a space-mad child, Catherine (Cady) Coleman missed the moon landings in 1969. She was eight going on nine and staying at her grandparents house in (...)

Nasa handout photo of astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the moon. Photograph: Nasa/PA Wire

Mary Coughlan (singer) What were you doing in 1969? I was 13 and listening to Radio Luxembourg all the time! Just being a teenager around Galway a(...)

Hundreds of Boeing 737 and 777 aircraft  worldwide may be flying with unsafe systems five years after a US airline regulators warned that they could pose a crash threat. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds of Boeing 737 and 777 aircraft worldwide may be flying with unsafe systems five years after a US airline regulators warned that they could po(...)

Cadbury’s moon landing recreation: one small step for chocolate-makers, one sweet treat for mankind. Photograph: Jacob King/PA

Image of the week: Chocolate moon Tomorrow marks 50 years since Neil Armstrong beat Buzz Aldrin by about 20 minutes to become the first man on the mo(...)

A woman cools off in the fountain of the Trocadero esplanade in Paris on June 25th. Southern France experienced a national record of 45.9 degrees during the heatwave. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

You wait decades for a record-breaking heatwave and then two come along at once. A record-breaking heatwave has been forecast for continental Europe(...)

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