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Orion 'Mars' ship: Cosmic ray guard? Go. Parachutes? Go. Spacerock shield? Go!

Oh yes... fuel. NASA Mars craft in test flight TODAY

Quantum computing is so powerful it takes two years to understand what happened

Boffins: 'We factored 143', 'no, you factored 56,153', which is bad news for crypto

Euro spacemen clear Ariane 6 for liftoff

European Space Agency commits to next-generation launch vehicle

Magnifico! Galileo satellite nudged back into correct orbit

Second system still AWOL for the moment

Donors back boffins' wireless eye replacement

2015 targeted for trials of camera-to-optic-nerve kit

Orion: To Mars, the Moon and beyond... but first, a TEST FLIGHT through Van Allen belt

With handy 'any-time abort' should a KERPLUNK occur

Hominid ancestors beat humans to the drinks cabinet, say boffins

We're just aping our boozy ancestors

FOUR, count 'em, FOUR big rockets launching in next seven days

NASA tests Orion, Japanese head to asteroid, France and China loft satellites

By the Rivers of Babylon, where the Antikythera Mechanism laid down

Boffins have new theory about origins of 'first computer'

ESA finds FOURTH comet touchdown for Philae lander

Lander grazed comet between first and second bounces

Australia dumbs down: Chief Scientist says research performance lags the world

Chief Scientist Benchmarking ALL the stupid

Social media data is RIDDLED with human behaviour errors, boffins warn

Trick-cyclists peddling BS about our online lives. Who knew?

Eat FATTY FOODS to stay THIN. They might even help your heart

Why gov food advice might have been wrong all along

Under the Iron Sea: YES, tech and science could SAVE the planet

Worstall @ the Weekend C'mon, hippies ... at least LOOK at this sensible energy option

Japan pauses asteroid BOMBING raid – still no word from Bruce Willis?

Hayabusa2 blaster won't fly until December

Beyond the genome: YOU'VE BEEN DECODED, again

Welcome to the world of the proteome

DNA survives fiery heat of re-entry on test rocket

Life came here by meteorite theory gets a boost

Rosetta science team thinks Philae might come to life in the spring

And disclose the biggest surprise of Comet 67P

Gates Foundation to insist on Open Access science

All funded research – and data - to be released under Creative Commons, say Bill and Melinda

NASA 'nauts have a go on Star Trek replicator IN SPAAAAACE (sort of)

Butch plasticky and the Sun-powered kit

UK boffins: We'll have an EMBIGGENED QUANTUM COMPUTER working in 5 YEARS

Oxford boffins toil away on Q20:20 machine

I'll be back (and forward): Hollywood's time travel tribulations

Quick, call the Time Cops to sort out this paradox!

LOHAN sponsor Lucidica explains the benefits of being French

There are benefits? Mais oui, says IT support firm

NASA preps mission to probe Earth's magnetic mysteries

Video Magnetospheric Multiscale mission to launch March 2015

Boffins find Jackie Chan's SUPERCOP is good for something

Blu-Ray's pit and peak pattern supercharges solar cells

Suffering satellites! Goonhilly's ARTHUR REBORN for SPAAAACE

Geek's Guide to Britain BT's sat comms site repurposed

Your PHONE is slowly KILLING YOU

Doctors find new Digitillnesses - 'text neck' and 'telepressure'

Antarctic ice THICKER than first feared – penguin-bot boffins

Vid Robo-sub scans freezing waters, rocks warming models

Reuse the Force, Luke: SpaceX's Elon Musk reveals X-WING designs

Pics and video And a floating carrier for recyclable rockets

We come bearing caviar: ISS 'nauts arrive at station in SPAAACE

Floating science lab gets holiday goodies

Bond villains lament as Wicked Lasers withdraw death ray

Want to arm that shark? Better get in there quick

NASA revisits Europa with modern image-processing software

Do attempt landings here, says space agency, it looks VERY interesting

ESA's spaceplane cleared for lift-off in February 2015

IXV test flight will use 'unprecedented' flight path

The next big thing in medical science: POO TRANSPLANTS

Your brother's gonna die, kid, unless we can give him your, well ...

Renewable energy 'simply WON'T WORK': Top Google engineers

Comment Windmills, solar, tidal - all a 'false hope', say Stanford PhDs

Glasgow boffins: We can now do it, Captain. We DO have the molecular storage power

Breaking the flash memory limit using, er, POM molecules

FORGET the CLIMATE: FATTIES are a MUCH BIGGER problem - study

Data Journalism* Fat guy? Drink or smoke? You're worse than a TERRORIST

Hey, it's ... Gecko man, Gecko man, does almost whatever a GECKO can

Vid Stanford student climbs sheet of glass with lizard-tech gloves – Special Forces next?

Hunt for Higgs Boson and dark matter now starts ON YOUR SOFA

CERN releases large hadron collider data and virtual machine to crunch it

CERN IT boss: What we do is not really that special

You'll all be doing the same - in about 10 years' time

NXT: The first SPAAAACE cryptocurrency

Our plucky Playmonaut eyes stratospheric profits

Britain's HUMAN DNA-strewing Moon mission rakes in £200k

3 days, and Kickstarter moves lander 37% nearer takeoff