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SpaceX simulates FLIGHT of the FALCON HEAVY mega-rocket MASTER-BLASTER

Teaser of low-cost rocket ahead of expected full test this year

Virtual Vulture 2 swoops into Spaceport America

Vid Spaceplane lands itself, in hot hardware-in-the-loop sim

I'll get my coat – there's a dusty one flying off Comet 67P

Rosetta analyses dust jacket around everyone's favourite comet

Passing asteroid MOONS the HUMAN RACE

BL86 buzz-by revealed a travelling companion

Excitement in boffinry circles as GIGANTIC ALIEN RING BLOTS OUT SUN

Pics Faraway sun J1407b, but you get the idea

Humanity can defeat SkyNet with BOOKS, says IT think tank

If CompSci kiddies read Neal Stephenson and Dave Eggers, our species will endure

Photons link arms on chip to hasten march of quantum crypto

Cheap, fast, entangled photons for fun and profit

IBM details PowerPC microserver aimed at square kilometre array

Fedora fires up on Freescale T4240-powered dense and frugal server

NASA greenlights SpaceX and Boeing to carry crew to ISS in 2017

Russians can stick their Soyuz, we can do it for less, say Yanks

NASA greenlights SpaceX and Boeing to carry crew to ISS in 2017

Russians can stick their Soyuz, we can do it for less, say Yanks

BOT AN ABOMINATION: Mechanical DRONE VAMPIRE spreads wings

Vid Swiss govt unleashes DALER

FROSTY MISTRESS of the Outer System: Pluto yields to probe snapper

Navigational images will help boffins home in on icy body

SUPERHANDS! Fossils of early human ancestors reveal a GRIPPING development

Hominin species had sturdy thumb and palm action

Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Chickpea stew à la Bureau des Projets Spéciaux

Notre own ripsnorting ragout recipe – avec pork, naturellement

ATTACK of the FLYING MOUNTAIN: 2004 BL86 goes by like a BULLET

Biggest traveling rock visitor until 2027

Doomsday Clock says 3 MINUTES to MIDNIGHT. Again

+Comment A bit of a wind-up?


Craft reveals 'goosebumps', dunes and other features

Oz father and son team plan suborbital spaceplane

'ThunderStruck' – going supersonic soon in a stratosphere near you

Drinking to forget? OK. But first, eat a curry... QUICK!

Turmeric-derived substance could 'SPOTLESS MIND' you

How do you solve a problem like Willowra?

Wanted: vibration-tolerant, carry-on network swiss army knife

SECRETS of the LOST SCROLLS unlocked by key to HEALTHY BOOBS

Crispy Roman database yields to cunning scan tomography

NASA probe snaps increasingly detailed shots of MOIST DWARF goddess

What lies beneath Ceres' icy mantle?

Alan Turing's LOST NOTEBOOK goes under the hammer

56-pager has never been seen in public, contains formative comp sci doodlings

Penguin high-flyers: Andrew Tridgell on the Linux autopilot

Vid The only way is up for open source, says ArduPilot dev

Microsoft wants LAMP for wireless mobe charger

Kinect to spot phones so lights can be focussed on solar mobes


'Fast burst' from the past blasts past

#CASHTAGS are a thing: you can now bank on Twitter

India's ICICI Bank uses direct messages to fling funds as avian network gets acquisitive

SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS that 2014 was record HOTTEST year? NO

+Comment No significant warming, since at least 2005

Is is a Bird? Is it a Plane? NO! LOOK OUT it's an ASTEROID!

Low flying 2004 BL86 set to be visible with just binoculars

OTHER EARTHS may be orbiting our Sun beyond Neptune

Objects beyond Pluto excite stargazers

REGARD our TINY but POWERFUL LASER, suitable for very SMALL sharks

Or indeed, more seriously, for quantum computing

Boffins: It's EASY to make you GRASS YOURSELF UP for crimes you never did

A few 'wrong details' in an interview and you'll confess to anything

Elon Musk: Wanna see a multimillion-dollar rocket EXPLODE? WATCH THIS

Vid Falcon suffers RUD: Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly


Just resting for 12 years, says poker-faced boffin

FERTILISER DOOM warning! PESKY humans set to WIPE selves out AGAIN

Forget CO2, fear the P and N

Missing defective BEAGLE FOUND ON MARS! Amazing claim

Vid Images of lost probe

Post-pub nosh neckfiller: 1.5 MILLION SCOVILLE masala omelette

Napalm-grade hangover cure packs Carolina Reaper chillis

NINETY new DOOM ASTEROIDS found in 2014

NASA's NEOWISE found eight, plus three new comets

I'll build a Hyperloop railgun tube-way in Texas, Elon Musk vows

Aims to hold races on trial track

'We will SNORT UP CRYSTAL DUST and then do a MAJOR software update'

Curiosity rover team's bold plan

Earth-bound exoplanet hunter's eyes blink open

Paranal telescope array sees first light

TERROR in SPACE: ISS 'NAUTS FLEE 'gas leak' to Russian module

Updated Likely a 'false indication' – mission control