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Flamewars in SPAAACE: cooler fires hint at energy efficiency

Video Experiment aboard ISS shows we should all chill out for cleaner engines
Richard Chirgwin, 29 Jul 03:58

LOHAN's stirring motto: Ad Astra Tabernamque

Spaceplane team off to the stars and the pub: Official
Lester Haines, 28 Jul 14:02

Asteroid's DINO KILLING SPREE just bad luck – boffins

Sauricide WASN'T inevitable, reckon scientists
Jasper Hamill, 28 Jul 08:35

BEST BATTERY EVER: All lithium, all the time, plus a dash of carbon nano-stuff

We have found the Holy Grail (of batteries) - boffins
Richard Chirgwin, 28 Jul 01:33

Famous 'Dish' radio telescope to be emptied in budget crisis: CSIRO

Radio astronomy suffering to protect Square Kilometre Array
Richard Chirgwin, 28 Jul 00:03

Jurassic squawk: Dinos were Earth's early FEATHERED friends

Pic Boffins research: Ancient dinos may all have had 'potential' fluff

Vote now for LOHAN's stirring mission patch motto

Poll Does the shed actually know no bounds, or what?
Lester Haines, 25 Jul 08:02

Beancounters tell NASA it's too poor to fly planned mega-rocket

Space Launch System would need another $400m and a lot of time
Iain Thomson, 25 Jul 02:44
Enormous coprolite

METRE-LONG DINOSAUR POO going under the hammer

Squeeze out a bid for colossal coprolite at this weekend's auction
Simon Sharwood, 25 Jul 00:49
Elephant

SMELL YOU LATER, LOSERS – Dumbo tells rats, dogs... humans

Junk in the trunk? That's what people have
Jasper Hamill, 24 Jul 06:01
The Sunswift solar car

World Solar Challenge contender claims new speed record

One charge sees Sunswift travel 500kms at over 100 km/h
Simon Sharwood, 24 Jul 05:04

Bad back? Show some spine and stop popping paracetamol

Study finds common pain-killer doesn't reduce pain or shorten recovery
Simon Sharwood, 24 Jul 02:58

Reg Latin scholars scrap over LOHAN's stirring motto

WTF is 'Et anatis cum tape XL WD'?
Lester Haines, 23 Jul 12:54

Turing biopic with Cumberbatch, Knightley to premiere at London Film Festival

Vid The Imitation Game covers life of gay war hero super-boffin

All those new '5G standards'? Here's the science they rely on

Radio professor tells us how wireless will get faster in the real world
Richard Chirgwin, 23 Jul 07:02

Second galactic flip-flop pulsar surprises boffins

Video Radio switched off, gamma rays switched on
Richard Chirgwin, 23 Jul 06:23

Ever wanted to be a Playmonaut? El Reg's Vulture 2 spaceplane sim reveals what it's like

Our Tennessee X-Plane ace sets up virtua-ballocket shot
Lester Haines, 23 Jul 05:00

Kickstarter tin-rattlers offer reboot of '80s Integrated Space Plan megagraphic

But ours is better, and it's FREE - click right here
Lester Haines, 22 Jul 16:43

Boffins fill a dome with 480 cameras for 3D motion capture

Video 'Panoptic studio' doesn't need no stinkin' sensors
Richard Chirgwin, 22 Jul 03:02

Boffins discuss AI space program at hush-hush IARPA confab

IBM, MIT, plenty of others invited to fill Uncle Sam's spy toolchest, but where's Google?
Jack Clark, 21 Jul 21:34

MARS NEEDS OCEANS to support life - and so do exoplanets

Just being in the Goldilocks zone doesn't mean there'll be anyone to eat the porridge
WASP-12b getting devoured by its sun

The Sun took a day off last week and made NO sunspots

Someone needs to get that lazy star cooking again before things get cold around here
Simon Sharwood, 21 Jul 07:20

Cave pits, ideal for human bases, FOUND ON MOON

Come on in out of the radiation and meteorites, and enjoy the unchanging temperature
Jasper Hamill, 21 Jul 06:08
Apollo 11 astronaut patch

Forty-five years ago: FOOTPRINTS FOUND ON MOON

NASA won't be back any time soon, sadly
Iain Thomson, 20 Jul 23:15
Photo of HIV/AIDS researcher Dr Joep Lange, who was killed in the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17

Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 claimed lives of HIV/AIDS cure scientists

Researchers, advocates, health workers among those on shot-down plane
Neil McAllister, 18 Jul 21:58
Rosetta comet picture - wide angle

Spinning SPACE DUCK is comet-chasing Rosetta probe's PREY

New photos reveal comet 67P has two distinct parts
Simon Sharwood, 18 Jul 00:25
ATLAS experiment "candidate event"

CERN data explains how Higgs heavies other matter

Standard Model hangs together as bosons fly apart
Richard Chirgwin, 17 Jul 05:29

German brain surgeon flies in for vital LOHAN operation

We welcome aboard spaceplane autopilot wrangler Linus Penzlien
Lester Haines, 17 Jul 05:01