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CSIRO spells out cash-strapped astronomy future

Parkes, Narrabri slimmed down and SKA will have to do without a Chief Scientist

Blighty in SPAAAACE: Brit-built satellite films the Earth

Video Fully British bird snaps sweeping vista of our spinning blue marble

Pi palaver perplexes LOHAN Pixhawk pair

Vulture 2 brain surgery off to a fruitily shaky start

Japanese boffins invent 4.4 TREEELLION frames per second camera

Now you really can watch a hummingbird fly

LOHAN acquires aircraft arboreal avoidance algorithm acronyms

Is that an ARMADILLO in your PANTS or are you just pleased to see me?

Another step forward for diamond-based quantum computers

Square cut or pear-shaped, these qubits don't lose their shape

China to test recoverable moon orbiter

I'll have some rocks and a moon cheese pizza please, home delivery

ANU boffins demo 'tractor beam' in water

Video The current state of the art, apparently

Lawsuit claims SpaceX laid off hundreds without proper notice, pay

Surprise axe-lowering alleged to have violated California law

Tiny transforming bots: Meet these self-assembling 'thoughtful' droids

Rise of the Machines Flat-packed bots build themselves, turn... walk away

Fanfare of trumpets as LOHAN reveals mission patch

Ad Astra Tabernamque and beers all round

'Be super careful with AI. It's potentially more dangerous than NUKES'

QuoTW Plus: 'Facebook is not a Law Enforcement issue!'

Twitter can trigger psychosis in users

140 characters or less leaves too much to symbolism, study finds

IBM boffins stuff 16 million-neuron chips into binary 'frog' brain

Updated Cram 5.4 billion gates, million neurons in 28nm CMOS processor

Vulture 2 strapped to speeding van before delicate brain surgery

Spaceplane awaits autopilot tuning atop shed-built test platform

True fact: Hubble telescope spots ZOMBIES in SPACE

Dwarf stars survive supernovae (a trick we may need in a few billion years)

SCORE: Rosetta probe hits orbit of duck-shaped comet

Watch live ESA spacecraft nails final manoeuvre

Two years on, Curiosity's still in the same crater

Good science, though

Six MEEELLION gigabytes-a-year space 'scope wins funding

First light due to reach US$473m Large Synoptic Survey Telescope in 2019

Astounding: We're about to stick a probe in orbit of a COMET

Pic Rosetta craft screams 6 billion km through space to reach its cosmic prey

BAD VIBES: High-speed video camera records your voice from trash

Vid Next step: CCTV that eavesdrops on you

Kickstarter hopefuls promise high-res aerial maps for the masses

Maps Made Easy takes the pain out of stitching

HUMAN RACE PERIL: Not nukes, it'll be AI that kills us off, warns Musk

SpaceX supremo warns 'we need to be super careful' after pumping $40m into it

NASA tests crazytech flying saucer thruster, could reach Mars in days

Dear Lily Cole: FYI - THAT'S achieving the 'impossible'

Kiwi satellite earth station recycled – as radio telescope

'First light' from four-year conversion project

We sent a probe SIX BILLION km to measure temperature of a COMET doing 135,000 km/h

FYI, it was -70 degrees celsius

The Therapod diet: From HUMUNGO DINO to TINY BIRD in 50m years

Video Look, ma, no gastric band

Brit balloon bod Bodnar circumnavigates planet

Amateur ultralight payload returns to Blighty

Mars rover 2020: Oxygen generation and 6 more amazing experiments

Pic Landing on a Red Planet near you in six years' time, hopefully

Boffins spot weirder quantum capers as neutrons take the high road, spin takes the low

Cheshire cat effect see neutrons and their properties walk different paths

NASA boffin: RIDDLE of odd BULGE FOUND on MOON is SOLVED

When life gives you lemons, well ...

Brit amateur payload set to complete full circle around PLANET EARTH

Ultralight solar radio tracker in glorious 25,000km almost-space odyssey

Ethicists say Facebook's experiments not SO creepy

A little consent would have gone a long way

Warm, perhaps ALIEN LIFE-bearing water gushers FOUND ON MOON of Saturn

Hot wet spots seen on Enceladus' stripey bottom

Just TWO climate committee MPs contradict IPCC: The two with SCIENCE degrees

'Greenhouse effect is real, but as for the rest of it ...'

Kiwi Rocket Lab to build SUPER-CHEAP sat launchers (anyone know 30 rocket scientists?)

Promises 100 launches a year for payloads up to 110kg

Resistance is not futile: Here's a cookie sheet of luke-warm RRAM that proves it

Look, ma - no edge structure!

NASA Mars rover FINALLY equals 1973 Soviet benchmark

Yet to surpass ancient Greek one, however

Flamewars in SPAAACE: cooler fires hint at energy efficiency

Video Experiment aboard ISS shows we should all chill out for cleaner engines

LOHAN's stirring motto: Ad Astra Tabernamque

Spaceplane team off to the stars and the pub: Official

Russia: There is a SPACECRAFT full of LIZARDS in orbit above Earth and WE control it

Finally, the gecko zero gravity orgy can begin

Asteroid's DINO KILLING SPREE just bad luck – boffins

Sauricide WASN'T inevitable, reckon scientists