Jun 03, 2012
On Wednesday, Venus's last solar transit until 2117 takes place. Scientists have plenty to learn from watching its passage, writes Robert Matthews. Read Article Venus's solar transit will reveal so much
Jun 08, 2012
Plus, weight goggles are food for thought; engineer boldly goes all out to make Starship Enterprise; Ikea calls in translators and more of the week's strangest stories in News You Can Lose. Read Article Dull and Boring join forces for tourism
Jun 24, 2012
Some analysts caution that it is always dangerous to underestimate Chinese ambition, expertise and ability to play the long game. Read Article Space mission is latest step in China's long march … but toward what?
Aug 06, 2012
Nasa's $2.5 billion Mars rover today made a dramatic touchdown on the Red Planet, marking a successful end to the most sophisticated Mars attempt in history. Read Article Nasa's rover lands on Mars
Aug 25, 2012
As Nasa's latest Mars rover settles into its two-year mission, scientists hope it will answer key questions about the existence of life on the Red Planet. But some believe it could also confirm theories that our own origins lie on that dusty, distant world. Read Article The start of life as we know it?
Sep 04, 2012
As it marks its 35th birthday, the spacecraft Voyager 1 is leaving our Solar System about to enter interstellar space and to boldly go where no man-made object has gone before. Read Article Many happy returns from Voyager 1 - some 18 billion miles away
Sep 08, 2012
Iain M Banks engages readers with witty commentary and immersive settings. Read Article Appealing dynamism in The Hydrogen Sonata, the latest Culture novel
Nov 30, 2012
This week marks 40 years since the final manned mission set off for the moon, closing the chapter on Nasa's greatest adventure, as a new book fondly remembers.
Read Article Fond memories of Nasa's greatest adventure
Jan 14, 2013
A new atlas of the UAE captures the nation in astonishing detail from the edge of space. Read Article Breathtaking views of UAE from the sky
Feb 03, 2013
China's space programme will really go into orbit during the next decade as a powerful symbol of the country's growing global influence. Read Article China shoots for the moon as space ambitions take giant leap