NASA asks world+dog to name Mercury's craters (back off, 4chan)

Can't wait for Messenger probe to crash into Crater Moot
Iain Thomson, 16 Dec 19:48

El Reg's mighty rocket spaceplane Vulture 2 arrives in US of A

LOHAN's massive box thuds down in the Mile High City
Lester Haines, 16 Dec 09:00

'Turn to nuclear power to save planetary ecology from renewable BLIGHT'

+Analysis Boffins plead against 'perceptions of what is green'
Lewis Page, 16 Dec 06:55

Cool Large Hadron Collider to fire into doubly powerful ring

Dark matter probing scientists fire up system by cooling it down
Iain Thomson, 15 Dec 19:56


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Lindsay Dodgson, 15 Dec 09:02

MARSQUAKES shook up range of hills in ancient lake bed

Xenogeologists release new map of 'Candor Colles' down low in the Valles Marineris
Simon Sharwood, 15 Dec 08:26

Rosetta beams back colour pics: 67P shades of grey are SO HOT right now

Pic Churyumov-Gerasimenko perfects the monochrome look
Kelly Fiveash, 14 Dec 15:00

Dark matter-hunting boffins spot EXCITING signal in X-ray spectrum

Vid Surprise photon emission tantalises scientists
Team Register, 13 Dec 18:30

Aged star could give us clues to HOT TEEN's behaviour

Answers to solar system's creation held by flaming ball
Lindsay Dodgson, 12 Dec 17:15
Laser weapon aboard USS Ponce

US Navy's LASER CANNON WARSHIP: USS Ponce sent to Gulf

Pic and video Next job, a way to strap it to sharks
Iain Thomson, 11 Dec 21:43
NIST's LEGO watt balance

Boffins weigh in to perfect kilogram quest with LEGO kit

Bricked-up watt balance is 99 per cent accurate
Richard Chirgwin, 11 Dec 05:02
Nobel Prize

DNA egghead James Watson sells Nobel prize for $4.8m, gets it back

Russian billionaire says he can’t bear to keep gong
Iain Thomson, 11 Dec 04:01

Boffins cure BONING PROBLEMS in 'virtual lab'

Composite material sims reduce need to 'hope for the best'
Lindsay Dodgson, 10 Dec 13:01

Boffins: We have found a way to unlock the MYSTERIES OF SHEEP from old parchments

And it's not by reading the stupid writing on them either
Lindsay Dodgson, 10 Dec 07:05

Brit boffins debunk 'magnetic field and cancer' link

Another mobes-kill-you theory bites the dust
Richard Chirgwin, 10 Dec 04:58

Mars was a WET mistress: Curiosity probes once-moist bottom

Mount Sharp was submerged, says nuclear droid
Iain Thomson, 08 Dec 21:05

Solar sandwich cooks at 40 per cent efficiency

Boffins claim world record with three-tiered PV rig
Richard Chirgwin, 08 Dec 02:58

You don't have to be a genius to tap into Albert Einstein's BRAIN

Huzzah! A collection of the theoretical physicist's papers are now online
Team Register, 06 Dec 20:00

Post-pub nosh neckfiller: The fantastical Francesinha

Portugal's 'Frenchie' – a croque-monsieur turned up to 11
Lester Haines, 06 Dec 15:30

The Information Age: A day out for grown-up children?

Exhibition Review Will the Science Museum's new gallery keep the kids quiet this Xmas?
Nigel Whitfield, 06 Dec 10:00

SPLASHDOWN! Orion lands safely in the Pacific Ocean

Planned manned Mars mission craft survives maiden voyage
Orion successfully launches on first test flight

BLAST-OFF! BOAT FREE launch at last. Orion heads for SPAAAAACE

Mars hopeful craft safely into its preliminary orbit
Orion on the launch pad fuelling up

Orion BELTS UP: Space shuttle wannabe preps again for test flight

NASA preps new 'naut-carrier for launch despite rain worries
One of the newly-uncovered photos of Albert Einstein's brain


'You have to remember that a worm, with very few exceptions, is not a human being'
Kat Hall, 05 Dec 07:05
Early art on mussel shell

Boffins unearth the ultimate antique art - 500,000 years old

Early Homo was about more than being erect
Iain Thomson, 05 Dec 06:01

Pub time for NASA bods? Orion spacecraft test launch called off

Boat, high winds and pesky fuel valve scupper Mars-aiming craft's first flight
Orion on the launch pad

It was SPACECRAFT vs BOAT at ORION LAUNCH. The boat won

'Mars hopeful' craft only has 2 hours left to blast off
Random numbers

Quantum computing is so powerful it takes two years to understand what happened

Boffins: 'We factored 143', 'no, you factored 56,153', which is bad news for crypto
Richard Chirgwin, 04 Dec 08:02

Euro spacemen clear Ariane 6 for liftoff

European Space Agency commits to next-generation launch vehicle
Simon Sharwood, 04 Dec 07:32