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Suggested Shake-Up of Sickness Benefits Continues Two Decades of Attack on the Long-Term Sick

Stef Benstead | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Politics
Stef Benstead

There is no evidence that the work ethics of people with long-term sickness are any worse than the average person, and in some respects they are better. Studies frequently find that the long-term sick want to work - which is not the same as being able to work, but does show that fecklessness is unlikely to be the problem here.

My Message to George - Protect Disabled People from Benefit Cuts

Mark Lever | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Lever

David Cameron has spoken of his belief in a 'compassionate nation' - one that protects the most vulnerable. If his Government is serious about this, they need to make sure that they protect all disability benefits and housing benefit for younger disabled people. Only then will people on the autism spectrum receive the support they need to live independent and fulfilling lives.

On His Last Day In Space Terry Virts Captures His Most Stunning Picture Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Tech

NASA astronaut Terry Virts is finally heading home after spending a record-breaking 200 days aboard the International Space Station. During those 2...

After Record-Breaking 200 Days In Space, These Astronauts Are Finally Coming Home

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Tech

After almost 200 days in space and a journey that has clocked 84 million miles, three astronauts have begun their journey home. The Expedition 43 c...

A Robot Shaking Hands With An Astronaut Is The Coolest Thing You'll See All Week

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Tech

Two guys playing with joysticks have made it possible for earth and space to shake hands for the first time. NASA astronaut Terry Virts aboard the...

This Massive Rock Is Mysteriously Balancing On A Comet And No One Knows How

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Tech

Despite disappearing from the limelight, Rosetta is still tracking comet 67P through the far reaches of space. In fact the spacecraft has managed t...

Happy 25th Birthday Hubble!

The Huffington Post UK | Tahira Mirza | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Tech

NASA and the ESA are celebrating the Hubble telescope's 25th anniversary and have released this stunning new image showing a giant cluster of about 3,...

Proof: You Can Never Have Too Many Aurora Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Tech

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has something of a knack for capturing the Earth at its most serene. With the eyes of a hawk she's been captu...

Stunning New Image Of Space Reveals New Galaxies

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Tech

This image might look like the edge of the known universe, but actually it's a stunning new view of our galaxy and beyond. Captured using the E...

Hubble Does It Again...

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Tech

This is NGC 5023. It's over 30 million light years away, which should give you just some idea of how powerful Hubble truly is. Viewed from the ...

This Is The Solar Eclipse From Space

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Tech

THIS is the solar eclipse from space, and as you can imagine it's every bit as impressive as you were hoping. It's a stunning image, with the Sun's fl...

ESA Are About To Find Out If Philae Has Survived

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists are about to turn on Rosetta's communication system in the hopes of getting a signal from the crash-landed Philae probe that landed on Come...

This Teenage Star Is A Swirling Mass Of Light And Dust

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Tech

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has managed to produce another incredible picture in 2015, this time showing us a rare glimpse of a young star env...

Galactic Cores Are 'Trillion Sun' Tornadoes

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Tech

Supermassive black holes are giant tornadoes, sucking in matter while at the same time creating vast cosmic winds which throw it back into deep in...

Rosetta Takes Most Amazing Comet Pictures Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Tech

The European Space Agency has released the closest pictures yet of the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko -- that is, if you don’t count t...

'X-Wing' Departs Space Station (In Real Life)

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Tech

There are no X-Wings. But there are space vehicles that actually exist which look like X-Wings. And occasionally they are filmed leaving the Intern...

Europe Launches Space Plane

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Tech

An experimental ‘space plane’ has been launched by the European Space Agency. The Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle blasted off atop a Vega roc...

Mars Isn't Just A Red Planet

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Tech

When you think of Mars you'd be forgiven if the first words that pop into your head are 'Red Planet', or 'Chocolate Bar'. The fact is that the...

The Universe Has A Sense Of Humour

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Tech

NASA/ESA's Hubble telescope has captured a pair of galaxies which look as though they're 'smiling' back down at us. Galaxy cluster SDSS J1038+4849 ...

Spooky Image Of 'Jupiter's Ghost' Taken In Deep Space

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Tech

Jupiter’s Ghost. It sounds like a terrible sci-fi film, or a portent of something awful occurring in the solar system. It’s neither. In fact it...

This Isn't A Prop From 'Interstellar'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Tech

This menacing looking craft is the Intermediate Experimental Vehicle, it's an unmanned test craft that'll lay the foundations for a crew delivery ...

Lightning From Space Looks Like The End Of The World

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Tech

Lightning looks pretty cool from the ground. It looks awesome on a volcano. From space? It looks like an alien nightmare. This footage was recor...

Massive Asteroid To Fly Dauntingly Close To Earth

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Tech

NASA says that an asteroid larger than the Empire State Building is set to fly dramatically close to Earth later this month. But there's no reason ...

This Is Not A Van Gogh. It Is The Galaxy.

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Tech

This picture of the galaxy might look it's created by the brush strokes of Van Gogh or Turner. But in fact it's just the magnetic fields present ev...

This Tribute To Space Travel Might Make You Tear Up

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Tech

The following clip by Max Shiskin is getting huge amounts of attention online this week for its moving tribute to space travel. Sorry, that's space...