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ESA opens calls for ISS lab upgrade

Added: 14 Oct 2019

The European Space Agency is looking for industry help to upgrade the Columbus laboratory aboard th…

Saturn surpasses Jupiter as 'moon king'

Added: 10 Oct 2019

Another 20 moons have been discovered orbiting Saturn, each around five kilometres, or three miles,…

Andromeda’s galaxy-gobbling past

Added: 4 Oct 2019

Our neighbouring galaxy Andromeda has engulfed several smaller galaxies, likely within the last few…

Singing the praises of odd numbers

Added: 23 Sep 2019

Annoy peer reviewers and create an inclusive numerical policy? It’s a win win for Dr Matthew Partri…

PM reintroduces graduate visa

Added: 18 Sep 2019

A new work visa introduced by Boris Johnson’s government will allow international science students …

New record for largest neutron star

Added: 17 Sep 2019

Astronomers at the NANOGrav Physics Frontiers Center have observed the biggest neutron star ever re…

The good, the bad and the brexit

Added: 16 Sep 2019

The new Government has been in place for only a few weeks now and in that time, we’ve already had a…

Celebrating the improbable

Added: 13 Sep 2019

Another year, another heart-warming evening commemorating the silly, unusual and often random side …

First evidence of water discovered on exoplanet

Added: 12 Sep 2019

For the first time, water vapour has been detected in the atmosphere a planet outside our solar sys…

Are you ready for show time?

Added: 9 Sep 2019

Once again we are delighted to have partnered with the Lab Innovations show – and we want you to be…

Black hole image wins $3M Breakthrough Prize

Added: 6 Sep 2019

The team behind the first ever image of a black hole has been awarded the 2020 Breakthrough Prize i…

Signals suggest black hole swallowed neutron star

Added: 19 Aug 2019

Gravitational wave detectors have registered evidence of a black hole swallowing a neutron star for…

NASA data suggests early Jupiter smash

Added: 16 Aug 2019

Gravitational readings from NASA’s Juno spacecraft suggest Jupiter collided with a still-forming pl…

You are never too successful for lunch

Added: 12 Aug 2019

Everyone knows that the fulcrum around which a successful lab swings is, of course, lunch. But what…

Brexit: No-deal is a bad deal for UK science

Added: 9 Aug 2019

In a video livestreamed from his desk at Downing Street on Thursday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson a…

Reproducibility comes as standard (part 2)

Added: 5 Aug 2019

Science's reproducibility crisis is a big challenge and one that needs to be overcome quickly. In t…

Wine compound could help Mars missions

Added: 19 Jul 2019

A NASA-funded study has determined that resveratrol, a compound found in grape skins, could be key …

Open University partners NASA for lunar instrument

Added: 15 Jul 2019

Open University scientists are working with NASA on a device that will detect water patterns for fu…

A freshly baked conspiracy theory

Added: 15 Jul 2019

What better way to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo moon landings than with a freshly b…

NASA to send rotorcraft to Titan

Added: 28 Jun 2019

NASA is planning to send a drone-like lander to the surface of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon.