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What was your biggest science story of 2012 Dec 29, 2012
Once in a lifetime comet? Dec 26, 2012
Seasons greetings from space Dec 24, 2012
A Christmas conundrum Dec 23, 2012
California meorite is a cosmic oddball Dec 21, 2012
Five planets found in orbit around Tau Ceti Dec 19, 2012
Have two different Higgs bosons been found at the LHC? Dec 17, 2012
Towards the light-barrier – and perhaps beyond Dec 16, 2012
Another world with rivers Dec 15, 2012
Is practical interstellar travel possible? Dec 15, 2012
Reaching for the stars Dec 14, 2012
Toward the first Mars base Dec 13, 2012
Hubble glimpses furthest known galaxies Dec 13, 2012
Third outing for secretive US spaceplane Dec 12, 2012
The Menace of the Asteroids, Part 2! Dec 12, 2012
Einstein missed dark energy 80 years ago Dec 11, 2012
The menace of the asteroids, part 1 Dec 10, 2012
Gravity map shows early Moon battering Dec 9, 2012
Signs or running water on asteroid Vesta? Dec 7, 2012
A young planetary system in the making Dec 6, 2012
Zeroing in on a rare kind of galaxy Dec 5, 2012
Quasar found with record-breaking outflow Dec 4, 2012
Elon Musk of SpaceX talks about Mars bases and warp drive Dec 3, 2012
Even brown dwarfs may grow rocky planets Dec 2, 2012
Mercury: the icy planet? Nov 30, 2012
Most out-of-proportion black hole ever found Nov 29, 2012
UK spaceplane passes key test Nov 28, 2012
Next flight of the Dragon delayed Nov 27, 2012
Life found in isolated sub-ice lake Nov 27, 2012
Bridge between galaxy clusters found in early universe Nov 25, 2012
No signs yet of new physics at the LHC Nov 23, 2012
Dwarf planet Makemake starts to give up its secrets Nov 22, 2012
You're All Going To Die! (My not-so-scary talk at the Royal Institution Nov 19, 2012
Dark matter event in the galactic core? Nov 19, 2012
New candidate for most distant known galaxy Nov 16, 2012
Nearby rogue planet found Nov 14, 2012
Supersymmetry on the ropes Nov 13, 2012
Perfect invisibility cloak developed Nov 12, 2012
Odd pair of aging stars sculpt spectacular shape of planetary nebula Nov 11, 2012
Super-Earth found in six-planet system Nov 8, 2012
Superman's home star revealed! Nov 7, 2012
The Martian methane mystery deepens Nov 6, 2012
A comet breaks up before our eyes Nov 4, 2012
Does life need the right kind of asteroid belt? Nov 2, 2012
A little bit of Hawaii on the Red Planet? Nov 1, 2012
Orion spacecraft being readied for launch in 2014 Oct 31, 2012
Return of the Dragon Oct 29, 2012
My upcoming talk at the Royal Institution Oct 28, 2012
The intergalactic glow of lost stars Oct 27, 2012
Curiosity rover may come home Oct 25, 2012
European mission to seek out habitable exoplanets approved Oct 24, 2012
Lake Vostok proves lifeless to date Oct 23, 2012
The mystery of the scorching hot Triassic Oct 20, 2012
Fast-spinning Earth explains Moon's composition Oct 19, 2012
Earth-sized planet found in Alpha Centauri system Oct 17, 2012
WISE sheds light on Jupiter Trojans Oct 16, 2012
Baumgartner's skydive goes into the record books Oct 15, 2012
The day the sound barrier was shattered Oct 14, 2012
The diamond planet of 55 Cancri A Oct 12, 2012
The strange spiral of R Sculptoris Oct 11, 2012
On the verge of a black-hole mimicking laser Oct 10, 2012
US Air Force plans to build high-speed flying saucers Oct 9, 2012
Leap from the edge of space scheduled for tomorrow Oct 8, 2012
Best estimate yet for the growth rate of the universe Oct 5, 2012
55 years ago the Space Age – and Space Race – began Oct 4, 2012
New-found comet could outshine the Moon Oct 2, 2012
Astronomers zero in on distant black hole Oct 1, 2012
Vesta: the asteroid that was almost a planet Oct 1, 2012
Cen A: the elliptical with spiral arms Sep 28, 2012
Ancient buddha statue made from iron meteorite Sep 27, 2012
Hubble's most amazing picture to date Sep 26, 2012
Where have all the short-period binaries gone? Sep 25, 2012
Space debris may have been behind aerial show over Britain Sep 24, 2012
Spheres are the worst packers – but only in 3D Sep 22, 2012
A galaxy far, far away Sep 20, 2012
Warp drive: early lab tests begin Sep 19, 2012
Colliding meteors could give false life signs Sep 18, 2012
GRAIL Moon probes force scientists to rethink lunar theories Sep 17, 2012
Two planets found in the Beehive cluster Sep 16, 2012
Opportunity finds mysterious spheres Sep 15, 2012
Life on eccentric exoplanets? Sep 13, 2012
A young star hurtles to its doom in the galactic center Sep 12, 2012
Curiosity takes a self-portrait Sep 11, 2012
Curiosity takes a self-portrait Sep 10, 2012
Curiosity breathes in the Martian air Sep 7, 2012
Dawn sets sail for Ceres> Sep 6, 2012
Cosmic lithium shortage confirmed Sep 5, 2012
Moon bubbles and deflector shields Sep 4, 2012
Viking saga Sep 3, 2012
Inside the Tarantula, two star clusters collide Sep 1, 2012
Sweet discovery around a young star system Aug 31, 2012
Light from white dwarf pair reveals gravity waves Aug 30, 2012
'Tatooine-like' binary star has planets Aug 29, 2012
When astronaut spoke to aquanaut Aug 29, 2012
First human voice from Mars Aug 28, 2012
A day in history: launch of the first successful planetary probe Aug 27, 2012
Armstrong saved the Moon program from disaster – twice Aug 26, 2012
Neil Armstrong (1930–2012) Aug 25, 2012
Curiosity's descent to Mars captured in video Aug 25, 2012
Astronomers spy twins of the Milky Way and its companions Aug 23, 2012
A star caught in the act of swallowing a planet Aug 22, 2012
And after Curiosity will come ... InSight Aug 21, 2012
When is a pipe not a pipe? Aug 21, 2012
Curiosity takes aim at a rock Aug 18, 2012
Is life possible around a white dwarf? Aug 17, 2012
Record-breaking cluster may help solve an old problem in astrophysics Aug 16, 2012
Hypersonic plane shoots for Mach 6 Aug 15, 2012
Mystery of the mega stars solved? Aug 13, 2012
Major announcement coming on galaxy cluster find Aug 11, 2012
Curiosity may reopen the Viking controversy Aug 9, 2012
>Bernard Lovell dies Aug 7, 2012
Curiosity's descent imaged from space Aug 7, 2012
Curiosity rover lands successfully Aug 6, 2012
Still standing after all these years – Apollo flags remain upright Aug 1, 2012
The biggest glitch ever – for a pulsar Jul 31, 2012
The long landslides of Iapetus: a final solution? Jul 30, 2012
A different origin for the Moon? Jul 28, 2012
Stellar luminaries like to cohabit Jul 27, 2012
The planetary system most like our own Jul 26, 2012
Where did all the lithium go? Jul 25, 2012
First US space woman dies Jul 24, 2012
Pluto: it's complicated Jul 21, 2012
The galaxy that shouldn't be Jul 20, 2012
An extrasolar planet smaller than the Earth on our doorstep? Jul 19, 2012
The Pioneer Anaomaly: a long-standing mystery finally solved Jul 19, 2012
NASA may be blind while Curiosity lands Jul 17, 2012
Is asteroid mining on the cards? Jul 16, 2012
Dark galaxies spotted in the early universe Jul 13, 2012
Virgin Galactic to start launching satellites Jul 12, 2012
A new moon for Pluto Jul 11, 2012
New study disproves earlier claim about arsenic-based life Jul 11, 2012
New way of finding exoplanets creates 'black holes' around stars Jul 10, 2012
Mars: Upcoming attraction Jul 9, 2012
A Higgs by any other name? Jul 8, 2012
Blindspot to open in our search for potentially-hazardous asteroids Jul 6, 2012
The strange case of the vanishing dust Jul 6, 2012
A nearby exoplanet gives up secrets of its atmosphere Jul 5, 2012
Historic day for physics Jul 4, 2012
If there were a hole through the Earth... Jul 4, 2012
WISE opens a new vista on the Flame Jul 3, 2012
Hubble bubble Jul 2, 2012
NuSTAR snaps its first black hole Jul 2, 2012
Largest impact crater on Earth found in Greenland Jul 1, 2012
Titan's tides reveal hidden ocean that could host life Jun 29, 2012
First full universe simulation zooms in on dark matter Jun 28, 2012
Astronomers spot puzzling arc from hefty galaxy cluster Jun 27, 2012
What Milky Way's deadly smash-up will look like Jun 26, 2012
Sorry Einstein, the universe needs quantum uncertainty Jun 24, 2012
Astronomers discover planetary odd couple Jun 22, 2012
Beyond the Higgs Jun 22, 2012
Astronomers catch video of 'near-miss' asteroid Jun 22, 2012
Dark matter tracks could give earliest view of Universe Jun 21, 2012
Most quasars live on snacks, not large meals Jun 20, 2012
Shenzhou-9 docks with Tiangong-1 Jun 18, 2012
China launches space mission with first woman astronaut Jun 16, 2012
Data from Voyager 1 point to interstellar future Jun 15, 2012
Tropical lakes on Titan could expand options for life Jun 15, 2012
Low-metal stars may nurture many Earth-like worlds Jun 14, 2012
NASA's black-hole hunter rides into orbit Jun 14, 2012
Mars rover team aims for landing closer to prime science site Jun 13, 2012
European Extremely Large Telescope given go-ahead Jun 12, 2012
China to carry out manned space flight Jun 11, 2012
Neutrinos don't outpace light, but they do shape-shift Jun 9, 2012
WISE finds few brown dwarfs close to home Jun 9, 2012
Astronomers identify very distant (but not the most distant) galaxy Jun 8, 2012
Sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury dies Jun 7, 2012
Venus to put on Sun spectacular Jun 5, 2012
Mysterious radiation burst recorded in tree rings Jun 4, 2012
'No signal' from targeted ET hunt Jun 2, 2012
Hubble times Milky Way and Andromeda galaxy pile-up Jun 1, 2012
Splashdown for SpaceX Dragon spacecraft May 31, 2012
Ghostly jets seen streaming from Milky Way's core May 30, 2012
NASA to hold news conference about NuSTAR launch May 28, 2012
Africa and Australasia to share Square Kilometre Array May 27, 2012
SpaceX Dragon set for rendezvous with station May 25, 2012
Bottled carbon from Mars bodes well for ancient aliens May 24, 2012
Neil Armstrong breaks his silence to give Moon exclusive May 24, 2012
Star Trek's Scotty to be blasted into orbit May 22, 2012
The case of the disappearing pulsar May 22, 2012
Probe Mars for signs of ET say astrophysicists May 21, 2012
SpaceX Dragon ship aborts launch May 20, 2012
Herschel sees intergalactic bridge aglow with stars May 19, 2012
NASA survey counts potentially hazardous asteroids May 18, 2012
Sun-like stars and superflares May 17, 2012
Teleportation record heralds secure global network May 16, 2012
Dust rings not 'smoking gun' for planets after all May 15, 2012
Earth-facing sunspots could erupt this weekend May 13, 2012
Asteroid Vesta is 'last of a kind' rock May 11, 2012
James Webb telescope's 'first light' instrument ready to ship May 10, 2012
Spitzer sees the light of alien super-Earth May 9, 2012
Hot Jupiters oust their siblings May 8, 2012
LHC prepares for data pile-up May 7, 2012
Space weather expert has ominous forecast May 6, 2012
Black hole caught red-handed in a stellar homicide May 4, 2012
ESA approves Jupiter's moons mission May 3, 2012
California meteorite is rare rock laden with organics May 2, 2012
Ancient asteroids kept on coming May 1, 2012
Did supernovas boost life on Earth? Apr 30, 2012
Meteorites from giant fireball over California found Apr 28, 2012
The strange spirals of Mars Apr 27, 2012
Meteor over California and Nevada was size of minivan Apr 25, 2012
Plans for asteroid mining emerge Apr 25, 2012
Cassini sees objects blazing trails in Saturn ring Apr 24, 2012
Cassini finds Titan lake is like a Namibia mudflat Apr 23, 2012
Meet the Sun's twin Apr 21, 2012
When it comes to solar storms, we don't know how bad it might get Apr 20, 2012
Neutrino no-show deepens cosmic ray mystery Apr 19, 2012
Electron 'split-personality' seen in new quasi-particle Apr 19, 2012
SpaceX's Dragon ship set for station visit Apr 17, 2012
Asteroid craters could provide clue to life on Mars Apr 16, 2012
How Earthly life could populate space by panspermia Apr 16, 2012
Majorana particle glimpsed in lab Apr 14, 2012
Herschel spots comet massacre around nearby star Apr 12, 2012
Stardust recycling mystery solved Apr 12, 2012
Astronomers spot a solar system more populous than ours Apr 10, 2012
Tides turn some habitable planets hellish Apr 9, 2012
Dark heart of a cosmic collision Apr 6, 2012
12-mile-high Martian dust devil caught in the act Apr 6, 2012
LHC is back with big energy boost Apr 5, 2012
Cosmic 'leaf blower' robs galaxy of star-making fuel Apr 4, 2012
The planets that survived being inside a star Apr 3, 2012
Is nature natural? Apr 2, 2012
Alien attack on Earth Apr 1, 2012
A fleeting encounter with an 'inbetweener' Mar 30, 2012
Picture captures a billion stars Mar 29, 2012
Far-flung galaxy's carbon signal Mar 28, 2012
Oldest known planets in the universe found Mar 27, 2012
Cassini to make closest pass yet over Enceladus south pole Mar 27, 2012
UK edition of David's new book Megacatastrophes! now being shipped Mar 27, 2012
Warp-speed planets ejected from Milky Way Mar 26, 2012
Asteroid headed for Earth? Give it the laser treatment... Mar 25, 2012
Debris prompts space station crew to seek shelter Mar 24, 2012
Giant asteroid Vesta 'resembles planet' Mar 23, 2012
Thousand-year wait for Titan's methane rain Mar 23, 2012
Mercury poles give up hints of water ice Mar 22, 2012
Super-Earth unlikely able to transfer life to other planets Mar 21, 2012
Icy Saturn moon 'may be active' Mar 20, 2012
Mystery of slick Martian slopes gets less slippery Mar 20, 2012
42 and Douglas Adams Mar 19, 2012
The end is nine: feature story in today's Sun on Megacatastrophes Mar 16, 2012
‘Mass Effect’ Solves The Fermi Paradox? Mar 16, 2012
Where did the Sun come from? The search continues Mar 15, 2012
Not just the Higgs boson Mar 13, 2012
Villain in disguise: Jupiter’s role in impacts on Earth Mar 12, 2012
Venus and Jupiter to pass in the night sky Mar 12, 2012
Neutrinos could help explain missing antimatter Mar 10, 2012
Here comes the Sun – uh, uh, uh, oh Mar 8, 2012
Citizen scientists reveal a bubbly Milky Way Mar 7, 2012
More than 2,300 possible planets now identified by Kepler Mar 7, 2012
Tevatron collider's mighty boost for Higgs hunt Mar 5, 2012
Meteor witnessed across Britain Mar 4, 2012
Darkness visible in galactic train wreck Mar 4, 2012
Oxygen envelops Saturn's icy moon Mar 2, 2012
SETI Live website to crowdsource alien life Mar 1, 2012
Young stars flicker amidst clouds of gas and dust Mar 1, 2012
Planetary scientists battle over NASA's Mars budget Feb 29, 2012
"Time crystals" could be a form of perpetual motion Feb 28, 2012
Asteroid 2011 AG5 could pose threat to Earth in 2040 Feb 27, 2012
Blustery exoplanet charted in 2-D for first time Feb 27, 2012
Researchers say galaxy may swarm with 'nomad planets' Feb 25, 2012
Titan: strange relative of Earth Feb 24, 2012
NASA's Spitzer finds solid buckyballs in space Feb 23, 2012
Superluminal neutrino result caused by faulty connection? Feb 23, 2012
Distant 'waterworld' is confirmed Feb 22, 2012
Astronaut John Glenn marks 50 years since first orbit Feb 21, 2012
Herschel telescope 'in last year' Feb 20, 2012
Fermilab set to reveal "interesting" Higgs boson results Feb 18, 2012
Light echoes cause rethink of supernova imposter Feb 16, 2012
Russian hot springs point to rocky origins for life Feb 15, 2012
Planck all-sky images show cold gas and strange haze Feb 14, 2012
LHC boosts energy to snag Higgs – and superpartners Feb 13, 2012
Vega rocket set for maiden voyage Feb 12, 2012
Discovery of an unusual nearby dwarf galaxy Feb 10, 2012
New views show old NASA Mars landers Feb 9, 2012
Space radiation killed Russian Mars mission Feb 8, 2012
Skydiver Felix planning 36 km record bid Feb 7, 2012
Spitzer peers through the dust into star nursery Feb 6, 2012
Newfound alien planet is best candidate yet to support life, scientists say Feb 4, 2012
Four telescope link-up creates world's largest mirror Feb 4, 2012
Humble moss helped to cool Earth and spurred on life Feb 3, 2012
NASA mission returns first video from Moon's far side Feb 2, 2012
Volcanic origin for Little Ice Age Feb 1, 2012
The North Star might be shrinking before our eyes Jan 31, 2012
Antimatter atoms to address anti-gravity question Jan 29, 2012
Picture yourself on a sandboard on Titan Jan 29, 2012
Kepler finds 11 new planetary systems Jan 27, 2012
'Starbursts' and black holes lead to biggest galaxies Jan 25, 2012
Largest solar storm since 2005 to hit Earth Tuesday Jan 24, 2012
Voyager instrument cooling after heater turned off Jan 22, 2012
NEOShield to assess Earth defense Jan 21, 2012
Black holes may turboboost super-civilizations Jan 20, 2012
Herschel telescope revisits cosmic classic Jan 18, 2012
Alien hunters: What if ET ever phones our home? Jan 16, 2012
Russian space probe heading down Jan 14, 2012
Super-cool Planck mission begins to warm Jan 13, 2012
Bubble-blowing stars seen in the thousands by public Jan 13, 2012
Smallest exoplanet is the size of Mars Jan 13, 2012
Exoplanets are around every star, study suggests Jan 12, 2012
Three tiny exoplanets suggest Solar System not so special Jan 12, 2012
'El Gordo' is largest distant galaxy cluster ever seen Jan 11, 2012
Dark matter images reveal widest view of dark mystery Jan 10, 2012
Tough times for alien hunters Jan 9, 2012
First four exoplanets of 2012 discovered Jan 7, 2012
Hundreds of tiny moons may be orbiting Earth Jan 6, 2012
X-37B spaceplane 'spying on China' Jan 5, 2012
Kepler’s surprise: The sounds of the stars Jan 4, 2012
Impossible crystals are 'from space' Jan 3, 2012
First GRAIL spacecraft enters lunar orbit Jan 1, 2012


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