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The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket, with the Nasa Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) onboard, launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, US. Photograph: Nasa/Bill Ingalls/Nasa/Reuters

A Nasa satellite designed to precisely measure changes in Earth’s ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and vegetation has been launched into polar orbit. A (...)

David and Sandra Whelan, Immersive VR Education chief executive and chief operating officer respectively. David Whelan, CEO and Sandra Whelan, COO, Immersive VR Education. Picture by Shane O’Neill, SON Photographic

“I saw you going by there,” David Whelan says, sticking his head out the door of an inconspicuous office building as I search for our meeting place. (...)

Robb Kulin resigned from Nasa, effective August 31st, for personal reasons. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

An astronaut-in-training has quit Nasa, the first time it has happened in 50 years. Robb Kulin resigned halfway through his two years of training at(...)

Ella Rasmussen’s doctors started to prod her about children when she turned 30. She was single, suffered from endometriosis, and contemplated a hyster(...)

Google Assistant, the artificial intelligence (AI) inside Google Home and some other virtual home assistants like the Lenovo Smart Display, has receiv(...)

United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with the Parker Solar Probe at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Photograph: AFP PHOTO/NASA/BILL INGALLS

A last-minute technical problem has delayed Nasa’s unprecedented flight to the sun. The launch countdown was halted with just one-minute, 55 seconds (...)

A   Nasa image shows an artist’s rendering of the Parker Solar Probe approaching the sun. It’s designed to take solar punishment like never before, and  is capable of withstanding temperatures of up to 1,650 degrees. Photograph: Steve Gribben/Johns Hopkins APL/NASA via AP.

Nasa is set to send a spacecraft on a scorching journey towards the sun, with an aim to offer the closest-ever glimpse of the star at the centre of th(...)

Beyond therapy: Steven Mangan in Hang Ups

For the People Monday, Sky Witness, 10pm Grey’s Anatomy with torts: For the People Sky Living has been renamed Sky Witness, and the c(...)

The blood moon rises behind the Saentis Alpstein, Canton of Appenzell, Switzerland, 27 july 2018. Photograph: Christian Merz/EPA.

A blood-red moon dazzled star gazers across much of the world on Friday when it moved into Earth’s shadow for the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st Ce(...)

An exercise class  off the coast of Marseille on Tuesday as a heatwave continues across northern Europe, with wildfires breaking out in northern Scandinavia and Greece. Photograph: Boris Horvat/AFP/Getty Images

Rising global temperatures caused by human activity are making the heatwaves gripping the northern hemisphere more likely, scientists warn. Extreme h(...)

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