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Europe to launch legal action against countries over diesel emissions cheating

UK, Germany, Greece and others rapped for not acting on evidence

Men! If you want to win at board games this Christmas, turn off the rock music – scientists

Blokes are worse at playing while listening to heavy metal

Remember that brightest supernova ever seen? It wasn't one

Just a star being ripped apart by a black hole

ESA to try tank-to-tank fuel switch on sat that wasn't designed to do it

XMM-Newton X-ray telescope has enough fuel to keep going, if the juice can be loosed

Japanese robot space maid will incinerate Earth's dead satellites

Vid Caretaker craft launched today in ISS cargo supply run

RIP John Glenn: First American in orbit – and later, the oldest, too

Obit Last of the Mercury 7 crew passes on

Latest loon for Trump's cabinet: Young-blood-loving, kidney-market advocate Jim O'Neill

President-elect considering friend of Thiel as FDA head

Earth days are getting longer – by 1.8 milliseconds per century

I thought it was getting dark later and later

Patience is SpaceX's latest virtue

Falcon's return to space delayed until January

NASA spunks $127m on SSL-powered robot to refuel satellites in space

That's not the SSL you're thinking of

Robotics is coming on leaps and bounds – literally: Bushbaby bot most vertically agile yet

US Army backs droid for search and rescue missions

Going underground: The Royal Mail's great London train squeeze

Geek's Guide to Britain Uber cars, Amazon drones? Pah! Driverless deliveries from a different age

Cassini tickles Saturn's rings ahead of final death plunge

September set for point of no return

Beardy Branson's space bird spreads its wings

SpaceShipTwo passes first glide test since 2014 tragedy

Take that, creationists: Boffins witness birth of new species in the lab

Another nail in the coffins of the anti-evolution crowd

NASA wants more satellite surveillance. For science. Promise

Earth imaging gap means Landsat 9's been fast-tracked to 2020

Cargo capsule goes AWOL, explodes on its way to Space Station

Suspected third-stage failure in Soyuz rocket, again

Really weird quantum phenomenon spied lurking near neutron star

Pic Vacuum of space gets distorted and acts like a prism

Whiffy kitchen after last night's chips? Clear the air with SPACE PLASMA

Experiment on International Space Station rivals Teflon's 'unexpectedly useful stuff from space program' crown

ExoMars probe snaps photos of your next dystopian home world when Earth goes to crap

Video Yup, it's still there and lifeless as ever before

50 years on, the Soviet-era Soyuz rocket is still our favorite space truck

SpaceX has a few things to learn from the old masters

ESA: Sorry about Schiaparelli, can we have another €400 mill?

Pitch prepped, European Space Agency to press flesh at ministerial confab

Geo-boffins say 'quake lifted bits of New Zealand by 8 metres, moved at 3km/second

VIDEOS Reefs lift from sea and drain, roads cut, house torn off foundations

San Francisco's sinking luxury Millennium Tower: Tilt spotted FROM SPACE

Alternative headline: Euro sats monitor surface changes 'down to the millimetre'

Three certainties in life: Death, taxes and the speed of light – wait no, maybe not that last one

Einstein was wrong, reignited theory suggests

'Data saturation' helped to crash the Schiaparelli Mars probe

Altitude reading of 'below ground level' turned probe into Magrathean Whale

Space crap: Flap, zap or strap? $30k from NASA for your pooper scooper

Dung it! You need the loose change, etc

NASA sets fire to stuff in SPAAACE. On purpose. Because science

VIDEOS Saffire II experiment data revealed in all its inflammatory glory

LAKE OF frozen WATER THE SIZE OF NEW MEXICO FOUND ON MARS – NASA

Boffins spot wealth of H2-oh-yeah just waiting to be tapped

New state of matter discovered by superconductivity gurus

The 'pseudogap' state could be key to high-temperature superconductors

International Space Station celebrates 18th birthday in true style – by setting trash on fire

Meanwhile, crew welcomes oldest woman astronaut aboard

NASA trying to rein in next-generation super-heavy lifter costs

President Trump wants such great rockets. Yuuge rockets. The best for Moon shots

Launch set for GOES-R satellite capable of 30-second weather updates

NASA 90% certain of lift-off on Saturday

Pluto has massive underground oceans, say astro-boffins

Icy heart thought to cover subterranean super-slushie

Physicists have built the world's fastest quantum simulator

Atomic level inquiry

NASA discovers mysterious super-fast electrons whizzing above Earth

Understanding the source could aid space missions

Martian 'ice cauldrons' are prime spot to hunt LGMs, say boffins

But only if there's water there, which other boffins doubt

Quantum traffic jam of atoms could unlock origin of dark energy, physicists claim

Traffic can be both good and bad

Hurrah! Urinals will soon be splash-free

Physicists develop "splash-avoidance" technique

Boffins find Galaxy making killer radiation, rule out Samsung phone as source

Fast gamma rays and fast radio bursts tracked to same source

CERN boffins see strange ... oh, wait, that's just New Zealand moving 2m north

Two earthquakes hammer South Island

2016 in a nutshell: Boffins break monkeys' backs to turn them into tragic shuffling cyborgs

Spine chilling