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Are we alone?

The dramatic announcement this week of the discovery of a small cluster of seven planets attached to a star just 40 light years away – a near neighbou(...)

The one the critics want to win: Mahershala Ali and Alex R. Hibbert in Moonlight

There was a time when ranking the films nominated for the best picture Oscar would have been no more enticing a prospect than determining the greasies(...)

 Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso in ‘Rogue One’. Photograph: Star Wars/PA Wire

The number of female protagonists in hit films was at an all-time high in 2016, according to a new study. The Centre for the Study of Women in Televi(...)

The SpaceX Falcon rocket launches from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sunday carrying a load of supplies for the International Space Station. Photograph: Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP

SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday on a resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) that marks a new era of privat(...)

Mike Spilde looking at crystals in the Naica mine in Chihuahua, north Mexico. Photograph: Penelope Boston/PA Wire

In a Mexican cave system so beautiful and hot that it is called both fairyland and hell, scientists have discovered life trapped in crystals that coul(...)

Space X’s Falcon 9 rocket is prepared for a launch to the International Space Station on Saturday at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is poised for a debut flight on Saturday from a Nasa launchpad which has not been used since the end of the space shuttle pr(...)

The roads in the nature reserve are  suitable only for 4x4 vehicles (off-roading is illegal without snow).

In the mid 1960s, in search of the nearest thing it could find to the moon, Nasa decamped to the Icelandic highlands. The volcanic desert, almost enti(...)

Houseplants can remove up to 90 per cent of toxins and dangerous chemicals within 24 hours

Houseplants can remove up to 90 per cent of toxins and dangerous chemicals within 24 hours according to Nasa research. Baby rubber plants will absorb (...)

Last man on the moon: US astronaut Eugene Cernan, who died last week,   in 1972. Photograph: Nasa/EPA

The apparently positive relationship between US president Donald Trump and Russian premier Vladimir Putin could potentially herald an era of greater c(...)

Donald Trump:  like a smoker or an alcoholic, he has surrounded himself with bad friends, known as enablers. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

I have had patients like Donald Trump and I suppose every doctor has had them too. He is like a newly diagnosed diabetic, and not just because he is o(...)

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