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Foiled again! Brit military minds splash cash on killing satellites with... food wrapping?

Great for keeping sandwiches fresh AND de-orbiting sails

NASA tests supersonic parachute, to help us land on Mars

Vid Sub-orbital rocket worked, but the telemetry indicates a sudden descent

Biochem boffins win the Nobel Prize for cryo-electron microscopy

Fancy method captures three-dimensional images of biomolecules

Li-quid hot mag-ma: There's a Martian meteorite in your backyard. How'd it get there?

Asteroid smacks chunks off a volcano... but not as we know it

Rosetta probe's final packets massaged into new snap of Comet 67P

Just 53 per cent of the image made it home, so software thought it couldn't be a photo

Physicists win Nobel Prize for spotting ripples in fabric of space-time

Dude. Woah.

Forget the 'simulated universe', say boffins, no simulator could hit the required scale

Reality will have to do unless you can leap-frog quantum computing

Life began after meteorites splashed into warm ponds of water, say astronomers

Cosmic carbon crashes, plus grains galore, set the chemical world cranking

Bad news! Astroboffins find the stuff of life in space for the first time

We thought this stuff would turn up where there's already life. Turns out it's everywhere

Nobel Prize for boffins who figured out why you feel like crap after long-haul flights

It's the same for fruit flies

Geoboffins claim to find oldest trace of life in rocks 4bn years old

It could hint at the possibilities of life on other planets early on in their development

Musk: Come ride my Big F**king Rocket to Mars

By 2024. Possibly. SpaceX isn't very good at deadlines

Hubble spies most distant comet zipping through Solar System

Iceball K2 is already active despite being far from the Sun

Ancient fat black holes created by belching Big Bang's dark matter

Streams of gas slammed into cloud of baffling cosmic material – new theory

Dome, sweet dome: UAE mulls Martian city here on Earth ahead of Red Planet colonization

Massive facility will try self-sustaining for a year

Did the Earth move for you, too? Grav waves sensed from black holes' bang 1.8bn LYs away

Best signal yet received after space void mega-prang

NASA, Roscosmos: We're building a lunar space station!

Can't say where. Can't say when. Can't agree on Mars or Moon as target. But it'll happen!

Boeing slams $2m on the desk, bellows: Now where's my jetpack?

Aviation chums want personal flying device that can be flown by 'anyone, anywhere'

Japanese boffins try 'token passing' to scale quantum calculations

If you liked it, then you shoulda put a ring on it it on a ring

Hotter than the Sun: JET – Earth’s biggest fusion reactor, in Culham

Geek's Guide to Britain A star performer producing fission-free plasma power

Don't panic, but.. ALIEN galaxies are slamming Earth with ultra-high-energy cosmic rays

Particle streams unlikely to come from within the Milky Way

Hurricane Maria leaves Arecibo radio telescope damaged and dark

Feed antenna collapses, dropping debris onto main dish

Sputnik-1 replica used to test the real thing goes under the hammer

If you've got a lazy US$100k to $150k, a piece of history can be yours on Wednesday

NASA, wait, wait lemme put my drink down... NASA, you need to be searching for vanadium

Bio-boffins urge Red Planet life search to hunt for weird metal

Ducks ding dongs in face of stiff competition

Alternative title for this science paper: Seven-inch bullies humiliate unsuspecting birds

Boffins discover tightest black hole binary system – and it's supermassive

Sitting less than one light year apart in spiral galaxy NGC 7674

NASA Earthonauts emerge from eight-month isolation in simulated Mars visit

Video 'Hang on, Trump has done what??!?'

Fancy that! Craft which float over everything on a cushion of air

Geeks' Guide to Britain A hidden British engineering gem: The Hovercraft Museum

Mad scientist zaps himself to determine the power of electric eel shocks

Electrophorus electricus is not something to be messed with

Rise Of the Tiny Machines: Boffins cook up autonomous DNA sorting robot

ROTM It's coming for your jobs, very, very slowly

Farewell Cassini! NASA's Saturnian spacecraft waves goodbye for its Grand Finale

But the mission is far from over, say scientists

Boffin wins (Ig) Nobel prize asking if cats can be liquid

Why people hate cheese and speaker worn in the vagina also score 'make you laugh, then make you think' awards

Hubble catches a glimpse WASP-12b, an almost pitch-black exoplanet

Black planet, black world

Scientists produce a map marking water hotspots on the Moon

Just landed on the Moon and fancy a drink? Step on up

New Horizons probe awakens to receive software upgrade

Kuiper-belt-bound craft needs a few weeks of tweaks to prepare for Space Duck 2.0

Signs of ground ice found on ancient protoplanet asteroid Vesta

Scientists reignite the idea of water-bearing asteroids bringing oceans to Earth

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