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

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

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
Artist’s impression of deep blue planet HD 189733b

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

Forty-five years ago: FOOTPRINTS FOUND ON MOON

NASA won't be back any time soon, sadly
Iain Thomson, 20 Jul 23:15

Fear a terrifying killer robot revolution? GET A GRIP: Boffins invent cyborg hand for humans

Photo Now you can unscrew that jam jar, fight off androids
Iain Thomson, 19 Jul 01:33

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
Mind blown

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

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