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Here's another headline where NASA is dragged through the mud for cheap Mars wise cracks

Pic Oh no, wait, that is the news. Except the cheap part

Bloke fruit flies enjoy ejaculating, turn to booze when starved of sexy times

Closer to human beings than previously thought, clearly

Musk: I want to retrieve rockets with big Falcon party balloons

NASA: Been there, done that

SpaceX finally Falcon flings NASA's TESS into orbit

Booster hurls probe, has nice sit-down on boat in the Atlantic

Pyro-brainiacs set new record with waste-heat-into-electricity study

Spark off questions from burny laptop, melty server and hot data centre havers

Hello DARKNESS, my old friend. I've come to talk with you again... about a 10,000-pixel alien-hunting camera

A vision softly creeping... of an exoplanet or two

Scissors cut paper. Paper wraps rock. Lab-made enzyme eats plastic

Brit boffins save planet

NASA's TESS mission in distress, Mars Express restart is a success

Falcon 9 grounded while turning it off and on again works at ESA

If you guessed China’s heavy lifter failed due to a liquid hydrogen turbo engine fault, well done!

Late 2018 launch plan for third attempt at moon-capable rocket

SpaceX's Falcon 9 poised to fling 350kg planet-sniffing satellite into Earth orbit

NASA boffins hope Musk's firm doesn't make a mess of TESS

Boeing CEO takes aim at Musk’s Starman-in-a-Tesla stunt

Anyone can lob a car into space, but you need a Boeing rocket to bring it back

Worried we'll make ourselves extinct? Let’s be scientific about it

Register Lecture to calculate Existential Risk of AI, bio-tech and more

European Space Agency squirts a code update at Mars Express orbiter

We can install a new OS from 150 million kilometres away, but Windows 10 1803 is delayed?

Airbus plans beds in passenger plane cargo holds

Poll Small problem: world faces big shortages of air freight capacity

How life started on Earth: Sulfur dioxide builds up, volcanoes blow, job done – boffins

And it's been downhill since

Birds can feel Earth's magnetic fields? Yeah, that might fly. Bioboffins find vital sense proteins

No cheep puns here. Just egg-shell-ent ones

Ass-troplastic! Printing parts from p.. er... human waste

Boffins flushed with success as new uses found for cosmic cack

Virgin spaceplane makes maiden rocket-powered flight

Video And pops the sound barrier for good measure

Ariane 5 primed for second launch of year after trajectory cockup

Satellite payloads ended up in wrong orbit

Hubble sharpens measurement of distance to ancient cluster

Boffins do give a fig about trig after all

I say, I say, I say: What's the difference between a king penguin and liquid?

According to these boffins, the similarities would surprise you

Not one, but 20,000 black holes hiding in Milky Way's heart

Thousands of them lie hidden in the dark secretly guzzling gas

Super Cali upstart's new rocket test approaches, even though the size of it won't launch a Tesla motor

Alaskan skies cleared for Astra Space Inc's 12m craft

What's silent but violent and costs $250m? Yes, it's Lockheed Martin's super-quiet, supersonic X-plane for NASA

Vid US space agency's Concorde-cutter project is go

Need a needle in an artery? Move over, doc, there's an app for that

Boffins find smartphones more accurate than humans

Indian comms satellite gives boffins back home the silent treatment

One firing, two firings, three... Hello? Can you hear me?

Elon Musk's mighty erection fires sperm at orbiting space station

NASA mission's airy position: To check if extraterrestrial bonking will work as expected

No chance of flying too close to this: Icarus, the most distant star seen, is 9bn light years away

And you'll need more than wings to reach it

Let's go to Mars, dude: Euro space parachute passes maiden test

Payload not smashed to smithereens, massive plus

No Falcon Way: NASA to stick with SLS, SpaceX more like space ex

US cosmo-boffins: Never mind the cost, feel the payload

Boffins stalk house-hunting bees, find colony behaves kind of like a human brain

Oh do beehive!

Tantalising Tabby's Star teases watchers with big dimming event

No 'alien' megastructure, but lots of ongoing weirdness

NASA stalls $8bn James Webb Space Telescope again – this time to 2020

Someone call Scotty – he'd know how to fix this thing

The Register Lectures tackle tractor beams and truculent tech

April, May talks span levitation and existential risk

Astro-boffins find new type of super-fast supernova

Kepler data thought to be glitchy reveals two-week wonder

Galileo, Galileo, Galileo, off you go: Snout of UK space forcibly removed from EU satellite trough

Brit industry, military locked out

India: Yeah, we would like to 3D-print igloos on the Moon

Are we really doing this? ask politicos

NASA fungus problem puts theory of 'Martian mushrooms' on toast

Fungus found in the lab makes amino acids we think are alien

Good news: The only thing standing between NASA and $20bn is...

Updated Oh. US President Donald Trump's signature. And he's threatening a veto

SpaceX blasted massive plasma hole in Earth's ionosphere

GPS systems thrown out of whack by Elon's rocket

Tiangong-1 re-entry window shrinks: Duck from March 30 to April 3

Video Radar imaging shows Chinese space station is still intact

Prof Stephen Hawking's ashes will be interred alongside Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin

Westminster Abbey is noted atheist's final resting place

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