On the news this week: mystery source of a proton’s spin found; new person found living a pain-free life; and first ever all-female spacewalk plan scrapped.
One of NASA’s most successful endeavours comes to an end.
On the news this week: unmanned space capsule successfully docked onto the ISS; the Trump administration is considering reevaluating climate change; and is TV bad for your memory?
On the news this week: 4 billion-year-old fragment of the Earth found; gene-edited monkey clones made for biomedical research; and Australian heatwave finally subsiding.
On this week’s show, we explored the implications of the banned Iceland Christmas advert, Imperial College’s groundbreaking space exploration and some blue-sky scientists’ research – growing cells in a lab, which could create life.
Round up of this weeks news: Beplicolombo heads to Mercury; radiotherapy used to treat prostate cancer; and wooly mammoth and rhino bones found by road workers.
This week: Soyuz spacecraft failure; fracking resumes in the UK; and mice with two mothers.
Space exploration commands big budget and potentially few obvious benefits to the average person. So why do we still invest in it?
When Cassini was being designed in the 1980s, an innovative plutonium energy source was developed to sustain it’s long journey. A source that would and still does carry considerable ethical considerations.
David Walker investigates how enlisting the joint observational powers of amateur astronomers through citizen science projects will help further our knowledge of the universe.
A recent study by a team of international researchers has determined that a staggering number of brown dwarfs may be present in our galaxy
An international team of astronomers, led by the University of Manchester, may have uncovered the illusive intermediate-mass black hole.
Physicists have proposed a new mathematical model for a time machine that permits forwards and backwards time travel.
SpaceX yesterday outlined plans to start launching a constellation of satellites in 2019 that could provide affordable internet access options to all areas of the globe by 2024.
In this article we will count down our top ten favourite popular songs written about extra-terrestrials and other worlds from the 1950s to date.
The new NASA mission, ICON, is looking to demonstrate how planet Earth and its weather contributes to the physics of the ionosphere.
I,Science caught up with Helen Sharman, the first Briton in space.
In part 3 of our Diary of a Researcher series, we take a look at how Imperial physicists are recreating the conditions of space, on Earth.
Alternative habitats in the solar system could provide us with opportunities to escape Earth
This week’s image, taken from the International Space Station, is of a flower blossoming in space.
The image of the week is a stunning night-time display of cosmic light.
Peter Shatwell sifts the fact and the fiction in support of the EmDrive – a proposed space propulsion system that appears to contradict a fundamental law of physics
Anne Petzold finds that robots might help long space flights just by being good company
Faiza Peeran on why the citizen scientists of America collected bacteria to send into space
Andrew McMahon discusses how the elements in our bodies came to be
Neil Stoker gorges on a new book of Hubble images, and wonders how these extraordinary pictures have changed us
What caused Earth’s metal-rich mantle and crust? Iron rain may be the answer.
44 years ago today, Apollo 14 landed on the moon. See more here. Image: NASA
What do organic materials detected by the Mars rover reveal about the potential for ancient life on the Red Planet?
It has long been hypothesised that Earth’s water originated from comets, but new data from the ESA’s Rosetta may indicate otherwise