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Happy 25th birthday, Hubble Space Telescope

It almost failed before it had even begun, yet it has far outlived its planned lifespan, becoming a treasure of untold value. Crave talks to some of the engineers who've kept it going.

By April 24, 2015

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Pantone introduces its first new colour in three years: Minion Yellow

Pantone's newest colour is the first ever created by the institute to be inspired by and named after a character.

By April 19, 2015

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Two newly discovered planets look promising for extraterrestrial life

Among eight new Kepler planets found are the two most Earth-like to date, with possible conditions for the propagation of life.

By January 7, 2015

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Make like a dentist with this in-home tooth scanner

Soon, a scanner using light spectroscopy might be able to tell if you have cavities or if you're giving all your teeth equal attention when you brush.

By December 8, 2014

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Martian meteorite may contain evidence of extraterrestrial life

A meteorite from Mars that landed on Earth in 2011 contains a carbon compound that is biological in origin.

By December 2, 2014

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Water found on Neptune-sized planet 124 light-years from Earth

The discovery of water vapor in the atmosphere of the planet opens up more understanding about planet formation and the possibility of life outside our solar system.

By September 24, 2014

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Digital mapping project reveals Stonehenge secrets

The Stonehenge site is much larger than first supposed, with a digital mapping project revealing previously unknown monuments.

By September 10, 2014

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Planet-eating stars could help search for other 'Earths'

Some suns gobble up the planets revolving around them, creating unique chemical signatures that could help astronomers in their planetary hunt.

By May 20, 2014

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Kickstarter science: beware the marketing hype

Yet another alleged "miracle" product has hit Kickstarter, but we're still some time away from a handheld food-analysing spectrometer.

By April 30, 2014

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Don't start up the warp drive yet, Earth's cousins might be hard to spot

Identifying distant planets that might be able to support life turns out not to be as straightforward as we might think, new research finds.

By April 28, 2014