Matt Damon turns his hand to gardening on the “red planet” in The Martian

Speaking at a lecture that he gave in Cambridge last week, physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking predicted that humanity won’t “survive another 1,(...)

Britain is to pardon thousands of gay and bisexual men who were convicted of crimes under sexual offence laws which have now been abolished. The move(...)

New recruit “Pepper” the robot, a humanoid robot designed to welcome and take care of visitors and patients, holds the hand of a new born baby next to his mother at AZ Damiaan hospital in Ostend, Belgium. Photograph: REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

There will always be advocates and resistors to change. The march of progress is loathe to unscheduled stops and while conservatives can stall things,(...)

Andrew Lydon  with his wife Sally and chilren Molly  and Seosamh: The HSE has agreed to keep in him in hospital for three more weeks until supports are in place.

The Health Service Executive has reversed a decision that could have resulted in a man with motor neurone disease being forced to leave hospital just(...)

 Prof Stephen Hawking onstage during the  announcement of Breakthrough Starshot  in New York City. Photograph: Jemal Countess/Getty Images

Physicist Stephen Hawking, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Russian internet billionaire Yuri Milner have announced a project that could send micr(...)

Stephen Hawking duels with Albert Einstein in Science Kombat, a new web-based game by Brazilian magazine Superinteressante and Pixel Art animations

Finally, a game for Mortal Kombat fans who also love science! This retro-styled beat ‘em up complete with 8-bit soundtrack is a homage to Mortal Komba(...)

Shellshocked: Lee Sedol reviews the match after losing the Google DeepMind Challenge series 4-1

Perhaps not since Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon has one person been so vested with the responsibility of representing all of humanity. But inste(...)

In the league, St Tiernach’s Park in Clones  is different. The house is open . . . the stewards are so chilled that they all but affect a Jamaican patois in their welcome. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye

And here it comes, bless its tattered soul: the league, the league, the league. Across the Atlantic, they are under the delusion that the NFL is a the(...)

It seems a real shame that three things of significance have to share the one “feast day”: men, toilets and philosophy. File photograph: Getty Images

There are 365 days in a year. So it seems a real shame that three things of significance have to share the one “feast day”: men, toilets and philosoph(...)

Family affair: David, Brooklyn and Victoria Beckham

The queen of England. Those padlocks clogging the railings of a Parisian bridge with love. Himself. A dog. A girl. Himself. A stormtrooper painted (...)

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