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Calm down, internet. Elon's Musk-see SpaceX spacesuit is a bit generic

Pic Not that the people wearing it will complain – as long as it keeps 'em alive, right?

Don't throw away those eclipse glasses! Send 'em to South America

Astronomers Without Borders asks you to think of the children

Can North Korean nukes hit US mainland? Maybe. But EMP blast threat is 'highly credible'

Feature El Reg talks to experts on Kim's capabilities

Uh oh, scientists know how those diamonds got in Uranus, and they're telling everyone!

Stanford researchers figure out how icy outer planets make it rain gemstones

Voyager antenna operator: 'I was the first human to see images from Neptune'

Remote work and automation is about to see Voyager-listeners' work change, but our man says tuning in is still a thrill

Ten spacecraft – from Venus Express to Voyager 2 – all tracked same solar flare

We hardly noticed at first, but records revealed plenty about how star-stuff sails solar winds

Space boffins competing for $20m Moon robot X-Prize are told: Be there by March 31 – or bust

Teams get extra wiggle room to hit final deadline

How to build your own DIY makeshift levitation machine at home

All you need is a 3D printer, ultrasonic transducers, an Arduino, patience...

Batteries that don't burn at the drop of a Galaxy Note 7? We're listening

Zinc-air batteries are hard to charge: boffins think new catalysts can fix that

A glimpse of life under President Zuckerberg? Facebook CEO's boffins censor awkward Q&A

Human cell study AMA on Reddit all cleaned up

NASA delivers CREAM-y load to ISS to improve cosmic ray detection

Far away from where Earth's atmosphere can interfere

Waymo fleshes out self-driving car tech with hardware that goes soft at first sign of trouble

Shriveling vehicle patented

Photon scattering puts a shine on CERN ATLAS boffins' day

A heavy metal performance proves an old theory

Antarctica declared world's most volcanic region as 91 new cones found beneath ice

Awaken not the Elder Things, lest they and their shoggoths again battle foul Cthulhu

Trapped under ice with no oxygen for months, goldfish turn to booze. And can you blame 'em?

Carp diem, indeed

Alien 'lava lamp' with dying magnetic field orbited Earth a billion years ago – science

Ancient Moon rocks vital clue in space dynamo study

Cancel the farewell party. Get back to work. That asteroid isn't going to hit Earth in October

ESA tells everyone to calm down and carry on

NASA short-lists six candidates for future missions

Shall we launch a telescope in a balloon? Or an X-ray to the ISS? One will happen by 2022

We all deserve a break. Pack your bags. Four Earth-like worlds found around nearby Tau Ceti

Let's get outta here while we still have a chance

If we're in a simulation, someone hit it with a hammer, please: Milky Way spews up to 100 MEELLLION black holes

Bug in the Matrix or boon for grav wave hunters – you decide

Watch this nanochip reprogram cells to fix damaged body tissue

Video We can't think of anything snarky to say about this cool biological repair kit

Florida man is world's fastest flasher: Just 53 quintillionths of a sec


China can't find anyone smart enough to run its whizzbang $180m 1,640ft radio telescope

'We need a superhero,' sighs prof – and anyone can apply

Forget Iran and North Korea. Now there's another uranium source

Yeah, try slapping some sanctions on black holes

Particle boffins show off 'cheap', cute little CosI, world's smallest neutrino detector

It actually works – and could foster faster, cheaper science

Space Duck 2.0 is New Horizons' next destination

Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 could be two rocks for the price of one

Why do you cry when chopping onions? No, it's not crippling anxiety, it's this weird chemical

Boffins crack ultimate riddle of stinging agent formation

Are you a clean freak? Are you a keen geek? Do you think space is neat?

If you said yes, you may be in luck: NASA needs a Planetary Protection Officer

Sun's core in a real spin, but you wouldn't know just by looking at it

Gravity waves reveal our star rotates four times faster on the inside than the outside

Cancel your summer trip to nearby Proxima b. No chance of life, room service, say boffins

It's cold outside, there's no kind of atmosphere ... I'm all alone

Don't make Aug 21 a blind date: Beware crap solar eclipse specs

You'll be blinded by science, literally, if you put on fake glasses, boffins warn

Ohm-em-gee: US nuke plant project goes dark after money meltdown

Toshiba pulls plug on reactor construction, uranium becomes u-ran-out-of-cash

Sun of a b... Rising solar temp wrecks chances of finding ET in our system

Enceladus, Europa will not be habitable, scientists warn

GPS III satellites and ground station projects get even later as costs gently spiral

What's a few more billion between friends, eh?

Scary news: Asteroid may pass Earth by just 6,880km in October

Good news: Chelyabinsk-sized rattler won't wipe us out, will let us test asteroid defences

Boffins grudgingly admit they may have found an exomoon

Social media speculation forced their hand, hence the pre-press paper explaining their interest

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