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Don’t talk to me about Brexit: Theresa May takes a break from the House of Commons to attend the Farnborough airshow. Photograph: Andrew Matthews / PA

In numbers: Bezos’s billions $150 billion Amazon founder Jeff Bezos now has more than this much money, making him the richest person in modern histo(...)

Night sky, uncontaminated by artificial light, seen over the Twelve Bens in Connemara, Co Galway. Photograph: Ray Butler

Only 5 per cent of Ireland has pristine night skies free from artificial light, according to a Trinity College Dublin professor leading the first surv(...)

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,(...)

British astronaut Tim Peake says he believes alien life exists in the cosmos and that humans will set foot on Mars. Photograph: John Linton/PA Wire.

“Absolutely yes,” was the response of astronaut Tim Peake when asked if he believed humans would eventually land on Mars. It was another emphatic “ye(...)

British astronaut Tim Peake running the route of the London Marathon while strapped to a treadmill at the International Space Station. Photo: European Space Agency/PA Wire

There is, needless to say, a part of you that feels guiltily inadequate when you’re sitting on the couch eating your jumbo breakfast roll, when men an(...)

British astronaut Tim Peake is shown during his first spacewalk at the International Space Station in this Nasa image. Peake became the first astronaut representing Britain to walk in space when he left the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday to fix a power station problem. Photograph: Nasa/Handout via Reuters.

British astronaut Tim Peake has said he will never forget his “exhilarating” first walk in space as he posted a selfie of the feat. Major Peake tweet(...)

Tim Peake (pictured) is on the International Space Station with Timothy Kopra. Kopra reported a water bubble had formed in his helmet.

NASA cut short a spacewalk on Friday at the International Space Station after one of the astronauts reported a possible leak in his spacesuit helmet. (...)

British astronaut Tim Peake has apologised for phoning home to a wrong number on Christmas Eve. Photograph: European Space Agency/PA

British astronaut Tim Peake has apologised for phoning home to a wrong number on Christmas Eve. The former British Army Air Corps officer is currentl(...)

Britain’s astronaut Tim Peake says goodbye to his sons before boarding the   310-tonne ‘Soyuz’ rocket that would launch him into orbit. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images

Britain’s first European Space Agency astronaut, Tim Peake, has blasted off on a six-month mission to the International Space Station from the Baikonu(...)

Photographers take pictures as Russia’s Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 46/47 crew of Britain’s astronaut Tim Peake, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and US astronaut Tim Kopra blasts off from the launch pad in Kazakhstan. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images

Major Tim Peake has blasted off into orbit on board the Soyuz space capsule on his way to becoming the first British astronaut to join the crew of the(...)