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Don't panic... but our fragile world is drifting away from the Sun

Jeez, get a grip, Sol!

All aboard the Vomit Comet: Not the last train to Essex, but a modded 727 for weightless flight

All that stands between you and zero g is skill and a rubber duck

China's first space station to – ahem – de-orbit in late March

Tiangong-1 is out of control and can't keep it up any more

Black hole munched galactic leftovers, spewed stars, burped

Galaxy can turn itself off, then on again

Worcestershire's airborne electronics warfare wonderland

Geek's Guide to Britain What Bernard Lovell did before Jodrell Bank

Ice cliffs found on Mars and NASA says they’re a tap for astronauts

Not so fast, please. Ask polar explorers and mountaineers how hard it is to get a drink

NASA is pretty pleased with its pulsar-sniffing intergalactic GPS tech

Pics X-ray satnav demo'd for future spacecraft

Boffins closer to solving what causes weird radio bursts from space

Could it be... no way, seriously? Aliens? It's probably not aliens

Dark matter on the desktop: Dark Energy Survey publishes data

We live in a cannibal: data dump shows Milky Way has eaten smaller galaxies

Up, up and a-weigh! Boeing flies cargo drone with 225kg payload

No word on demo bird's range or speed, but the carrying capacity looks decent

Astroboffins say our Solar System is a dark, violent, cosmic weirdo

Exoplanets are neat and uniform. In our 'hood Jupiter and Saturn messed things up

Mystery surrounds fate of secret satellite slung by SpaceX

Sources say USA 'lost' absolutely-classified top-secret bird? You Musk be kidding

Boffins use inkjets to print explosives

For very, very, small bombs. Like the ones that set off car airbags

RIP John Young: NASA's longest-serving 'naut explores final frontier

Obit Spacefaring veteran flew into space six times, once with a corned beef sarnie

Elon Musk lowers his mighty erection for test firing: Falcon Heavy preps for maiden voyage

Biz baron will kiss goodbye to Roadster if launch goes wrong

SpaceX delivers classified 'Zuma' payload into orbit

Elon Musk's Team Rocket blasts off again

If Australian animals don't poison you or eat you, they'll BURN DOWN YOUR HOUSE

Birds have figured out how to light fires to scare their prey into the open

GIMPS crack whip on plucky processor to find largest prime number

23 million-digit figure revealed after six days of non-stop calculations

Whizzes' lithium-iron-oxide battery 'octuples' capacity on the cheap

Illinois team says cell tech great for mobes and 'leccy cars

Nebula spotted with more super-sized bodies than a gym on Jan 2nd

Sorry, we just couldn't resist

Soz, guys. No 'alien megastructure' around Tabby's Star, only cosmic dustbunnies

Crowdfunded $107k to find system just needed a Hoover

SMBH: Astroboffins reveal how to stop pop(ping) stars in a supermassive galaxy

You need to be the bigger supermassive black hole

Astroboffins say our Solar System could have – wait, stop, what... the US govt found UFOs?

Forget the supernovae, what's this about alien alloys?

Where did all that water go? Mars was holding it wrong, say boffins

If there was life on the Red Planet, it hit the rocks – literally

First Allied submarine lost in World War One, found near New Guinea

AE1 missing for 103 years

Space.. the fi, er, New Frontiers: NASA to hurl space robot at duck comet – or Saturn moon

Can we, can we hitch a ride?

Cloud-building alien space rays altered Earth's climate – boffins

High-energy particles bombard atmosphere to meddle with global temperature

Fridge killed my baby? Mag-field radiation from household stuff 'boosts miscarriage risk'

Analysis Living off grid, in the woods, away from all tech not such a loony idea after all

PHWOAR, those noughty inks: '0.1%' named Stat of The Year

Sheffield boffins win UK prize, Kardashian's '69' scoops international gong

Facebook confesses: Facebook is bad for you

Grazing FB is ruining your life, admits social network after probing its army of addicts

Pest control: Eggheads work to help RoboBees dodge that fly-swatter

Whoosh... gust of wind - sorry chaps, I'm out

Poor NASA sods sent to spend Xmas in Antarctic ahead of satellite launch

In search of cold, hard facts, scientists prep 470-mile adventure

Sigh. It's not quite Star Trek's Data, but it'll do: AI helps boffins clock second Solar System

Kepler-90 has same number of planets as our Sun

Exploding alien bodies' space death-rays gave Earth its radiation cloak

It says so right here, in this paper

Which distant Mars-alikes could we live on? Ask these Red Planet data-sifters

MAVEN probe observations shed light on atmosphere loss

NASA says New Horizons' next stop might have a moon

Remember that 747 with an open door and a telescope? It spotted a moon-esque blip

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