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Ethics (And God?) Are 'Built Into The Fabric Of The Cosmos'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Tech

How does reason emerge in a chaotic universe of barely-explicable physical laws? Quite easily, a researcher has claimed. The emergence of life, ...

Doomsday Asteroid WIll Definitely, For Sure, 100% Miss Earth

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Tech

An asteroid will fly over our heads today at a (completely safe) distance of 750,000 miles. The asteroid (2004 BL86) is about the size of a skyscra...

Beautiful Comet Lighsts Up The Night Sky

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Tech

Everyone loves a good comet - so you might be surprised that there's actually a very decent one burning in the night sky above our heads right now -- ...

The Galaxy Might Be A Giant Wormhole

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Tech

The galaxy is many things. It is very large. It is very confusing. And it may also be an enormous, confusing but maybe navigable wormhole. A new...

NASA Reveals Insanely Massive Photo Of Another Galaxy

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Tech

The universe is large. Very large. How large? This large. This is a zoom-in video of a 69,536 x 22,230, 1.5 billion-pixel, 4.3GB photo ...

Virgin Galactic's New Ship Is Taking Shape...

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Tech

Virgin Galactic's new spaceship is starting to take shape, following the crash of its test craft SpaceShipOne on 31 October 2014. One Virgin Galact...

It's Dawn On Dwarf Planet Ceres

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

The object below is not a planet. Or a moon. Or an asteroid. It's sort of all three at once. Officially known as a dwarf planet, Ceres is the la...

Massive Radio Burst Detected In Deep Space

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

A sudden, hugely powerful radio blast has been detected in a distant corner of the universe before falling almost instantly silent. Scientists do n...

How Beagle 2 Went From Glory To Disaster - And Back

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Tech

The fate of the Beagle 2 Mars lander has been a mystery since it was last heard of on December 19, 2003 as it headed for the surface of the Red Planet...

'Beagle 2 Has Been Found'

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Tech

The UK's Beagle 2 Mars probe, thought lost on the planet in 2003, has been found. The craft, which resembled a giant pocket watch, was supposed to ...

ISS 'Evacuated' Due To Ammonia Leak Alert

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Tech

A section of the International Space Station (ISS) has been evacuated due a suspected ammonia leak. Astronauts were moved to the Russian section of...

NASA's Next Mars Rover Might Have A Nissan Logo

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Tech

NASA is actually pretty good at building cars for use on other planets. Take the Opportunity rover currently trundling about on Mars: it was suppo...

Black Holes To Collide And 'Destroy Galaxy'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Tech

Two insanely massive black holes are about to collide and destroy an entire galaxy. Fortunately… it's not our galaxy. The pair of supermassive...

Just A Reminder That Space Was Awesome In 2014

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Tech

Space looks awesome in 2014. So did spaceflight. Here's the highlights from the year of going to the final frontier....

Humanity Might Land A Lettuce On Mars

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Tech

We might not have found a coffin on Mars - but a team of science students have created a plan to land a lettuce on the red planet. And now it has b...

NASA Saved Its best Video Of 2014 Until The Very Last Minute

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Tech

NASA recorded one of the biggest science wins of the year in 2014 when it sent the Orion space capsule into orbit for the first time. Why was it so...

These Are The Space Images That Defined 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Tech

It's been an amazing year for space. Yes, in a sense they all are, celestial cosmology being the extraordinarily ace thing that it is. But still. Amaz...

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 Is What We Know So Far About Life On Mars

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Tech

So is there life on Mars? It sounds like a simple question - and probably seems like it might be simple to answer. Just go there and… look. Right...

Ever Wondered What London Would Look Like During A Blackout?

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

The streets of London would probably not be a great place to wander around with a DSLR camera during a total, extended blackout. But if you managed...

NASA's 'Mars Ship' In Textbook 'Golden Spike' First Mission

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Michael Rundle | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Tech

NASA's 'Mars spacecraft' Orion has splashed down in the Pacific Ocean following a successful four-hour flight and textbook launch from Cape Canaveral ...

We Look Inside NASA's Mars Spacecraft

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Tech

NASA is launching/has launched/will have launched its Orion capsule into orbit for the first time this week ahead of possible future missions to the M...

16 Incredible Space Missions Europe Is Launching Before 2024

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Tech

The European Space Agency successfully landed a space craft on a comet last month - but it's not stopping there. In fact there are 16 mission laun...

5 Fairly Good Reasons A Venus Cloud City Could Happen

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Tech

Here's the thing: we're not going to Mars. Not anytime soon, at least, and not for very long. The possibility of building long-term settlements re...

British Team Wants To Land On The Moon

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Tech

The 12 men who landed on the Moon between 1969 and 1972 are essentially immortal. Now you can go one better - in a sense - by backing a British pri...