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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

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

That stirring LOHAN motto: Anyone know a native Latin speaker?

What's this, then? 'Romanes Eunt Domus'?
Lester Haines, 18 Jul 10:03

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

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

ALIEN BODY FOUND ON MARS: Curiosity rover snaps extraterrestrial

Picture And NASA kept evidence to itself for over a month
Iain Thomson, 16 Jul 20:18

Huge FOUR-winged dino SPREAD LEGS to KILL – scientists

Feathery limbs acted as 'extra set of wings' for precision attacks
Lewis Page, 16 Jul 13:24

Mwa-ha-ha-ha! Eccentric billionaire Musk gets his PRIVATE SPACEPORT

In the Lone Star State, perhaps appropriately enough
Richard Chirgwin, 16 Jul 04:02

Microsoft's anti-bug breakthrough: Wire devs to BRAIN SCANNERS

Clippy: It looks your hands are shaking, are you sure you want to commit this code?
Jack Clark, 15 Jul 20:05

NASA: ALIENS and NEW EARTHS will be ours inside 20 years

ETs, habitable planets will soon pop up with our new 'scopes
Lewis Page, 15 Jul 12:24
Plaques in the retina fluorescing in a scan

Get an EYEFUL OF CURRY for the sake of your brain

These boffins tested turmeric: you won't REMEMBER what happens next
Richard Chirgwin, 15 Jul 05:29
New Horizons blasts off. Photo: NASA

Diary note: Pluto's close-up is a year from … now!

New Horizons is less than a year from the dwarf planet
Simon Sharwood, 15 Jul 03:31
Shot of D-Wave's 16 qubit chip

D-Wave to bust 1,000-qubit barrier with new quantum compute device

Bags $30m in funding as it preps quantum-as-a-service thing
Iain Thomson, 15 Jul 01:31

Can it be true? That I hold here, in my mortal hand, a nugget of PUREST ... BLACK?

Brit boffins stumble on wonder material while down the pub
Shaun Nichols, 15 Jul 00:48
2001 HAL poster

Microsoft's new 'Adam' AI trounces Google ... and beats HUMANS

Asynchronous design crucial in giving 120-machine cluster the edge in neural-network wars
Jack Clark, 15 Jul 00:26
The Falcon 9 at Cape Canaveral

SpaceX FINALLY lobs six sats into orbit (don't mention the landing)

Video 'Reusable' Falcon 9 rocket now anything but
Iain Thomson, 14 Jul 19:03
A proposed LOHAN mission patch

LOHAN seeks stirring motto for spaceplane mission patch

Competition Give it your best shot to win embroidered ballocket collectible
International Space Station

Chow rocket blasts off for ISS: Awww, freeze-dried ice cream AGAIN

The 'other' American spaceflight firm feeds the 'nauts
Jasper Hamill, 14 Jul 10:24