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Researchers at the European Space Operations’ Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, had another one of... read more
I have become citizen number 62 of Asgardia, a new space nation dedicated to expanding peaceful... read more
Electrical pulses can turn the clock back and dramatically reverse the damaging effects of ageing... read more
Scientists are determining the feasibility of life existing elsewhere in the Solar System, by using... read more
Life on Earth depends on a global 'conveyor belt', recycling elements between our planet's interior... read more
A new technique developed at The Open University could help solve a decades-old astronomy puzzle... read more
On 19 October, Europe will land on Mars successfully for the first time in a search for signs of... read more
As a dock city, Liverpool has served as a gateway to the sugar trade, slavery and global transport... read more
An OU academic is to be celebrated for her contribution to mathematics at a ceremony at Bletchley... read more
It’s over. Really over. The Rosetta spacecraft has taken its last image, sniffed its last gasp and... read more