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STARS SNUFFED in massive galactic whodunit

Coma Cluster's 'dead galaxies' are 99 per cent dark matter, boffin says

What makes our planet's clouds? Tiny INVISIBLE CREATURES. True story

Study shows plankton form clouds, reflect heat into space

Science sub spots lost Revolutionary-era SHIPWRECK

Was actually looking for methane emissions

NASA boffins peer at Pluto: Could it be ... is that ... OATMEAL?

Pics Hills, smooth plains, troughs all part of 'astoundingly amazing landscape'

FEMALE BLOOD-SUCKERS zero in on human prey by smelling our BREATH

But, contrary to what Cal tech boffins say, there IS a solution

WINGED VELOCIRAPTOR 'from HELL': Closest thing ever to a real DRAGON?

Zhenyuanlong suni had feathers like 'a vulture'

Happy NukeDay to you! 70 years in the shadow of the bomb post-Trinity

Pics and vid Top nuke boffin calls for new test, but not for the reason you'd think

Space Station 'nauts dive for cover from flying Soviet junk

All clear after close encounter of the Soviet kind

Ideal solar system for SECOND EARTH found – and it's just 186 light-years away

It's got a Sun and a Jupiter. What's not to like?

Did speeding American manhole cover beat Sputnik into space? Top boffin speaks to El Reg

How a nuke blast lid may have beaten Soviets by months

Behold: Pluto's huge ICE MOUNTAINS ... and signs of cryovolcanoes?

Pics Both the dwarf freezeworld and moon Charon are active – that shouldn't happen

Horrifying MOCK BACON ABOMINATION grown in BUBBLING VATS as ALGAE

'Doesn't taste like seaweed at all,' enthuses boffin

Did MARS once have OCEANS? Curiosity discovers continental crust

Latest rock-zapping by nuclear laser tank yields strange results

Pluto Pic: Is it a DOG? Is it a HEART? Or is it ... is it ... BIGFOOT?

Probe survives flyby, data now beaming in

New Horizons: We've got a pretty pic of Pluto. Now let's get our SCIENCE on

Comment Why this three-bn-mile journey was worth it

Large Hadron SMASHER: Boffins BLOW OPEN the PENTAQUARK's secrets

Pic Mighty Collider traps squealing ultrateeny thingummy

Tour de France leader's cycling data may have been hacked by doping critics

‘We’ve got legal guys on the case,’ says Team Sky

The Great Barrier Relief – Inside London's heavy metal and concrete defence act

Geek's Guide to Britain Waves against the machine

Cell division: The engine of life – and of CANCER. Now some of its secrets are revealed

Boffins chuffed at chromosome activity breakthrough

Pluto revealed as KING of the Kuiper belt

Still too small to be a planet, even though Eris was measured in error

New Horizons mission to Pluto prepares for terrifying silence on Tuesday AM

Because the fun won’t start until the evening

Asimov's ghost! Oil and gas rigs could be taken over by robots

Roboboffins punt ExoMars Rover-based droid into ARGOS challenge

PLUTO FLYBY: Here's your IT angle, all you stargazing pedants

Part I Top astroboffins brief El Reg on space, storage and thin interstellar pipe

Natural geothermal heat under Antarctic ice: 'Surprisingly HIGH'

So it IS global warming melting it – just not the way they mean

Mathematician: SUNSPOT DROUGHT will mean mini ICE AGE from 2030

New 'double dynamo' theory for solar debate

Forget lasers: how about sharks with frikkin' VOLCANOES?

Vid You're a long way from home

Mighty CHASMS, craters FOUND ON MOON of Pluto

'Featureless ball of ice'? Au contraire, says space probe boffins

WHAT ARE the 'WEIRD' SPOTS seen on far-flung PLUTO?

Final glimpse for decades of ice-world far side

Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Chopstick-collapsing Spam musubi

Hawaiian-Japanese canned pork fusion cuisine? You must be joking

PLUTO SPACE WHALE starts to give up its secrets

E-minus three days annd counntingg until New Horizons' closest flyby

Cool-headed boffins overcome sticky issue: Graphene-based film could turn heat down

'Hot, hot, titchy electronic gizmos? We got this'

NASA pops open a big can of red planet whup-ass with Mars Trek

Stand on Olympus Mons, tallest mountain in the Solar System

Robot SHOOTS into the air with hot gas from its soft round behind

'Lends itself to abuse' comments proud boffin

China wants to build a 200km-long undersea tunnel to America

And it'll take a whole day to get there. Sort of

GIGANTIC galaxy-chomping black hole rips boffins a new one

Megamouth is mouthing off at astrophysical theories

NASA chooses ace SPACE PILOTS who'll take the USA back into manned flight

The 'nauts who'll ride Boeing, SpaceX podules to the ISS

Wendi the horny dino named after Canadian fossil hunter. Charming!

Pics 'Striking' Wendiceratops weighed over a ton, lived 79 million years ago

PLUTO: The FINAL FRONTIER – best image yet of remote, icy dwarf planet REVEALED

Pics E-minus six days until flyby by New Horizons 'craft

Sorry, say boffins, the LHC still hasn't sucked us into a black hole

Apocalyptics sigh and hope something shows up

Brit boffins teach mere PCs to find galaxies in Hubble pics

You didn't think we could sift petabytes of astro-data without automation, did you?

Australian Research Council funds clean tech

Telecoms, networking, microelectronics, astronomy also winners

Black and Latina boffins regularly mistaken for janitors, study finds

We're eggheads just like you guys, dammit, say women in lab coats