SpaceX Dragon demo capsule returns to Earth

America’s new commercial astronaut capsule completed its demonstration flight on Friday with a splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean. The SpaceX Dragon vehicle left the International Space Station (ISS) where it had been docked this past…


Friends of the Earth lose Lancashire fracking permit challenge

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Other campaigners have previously lost appeals against fracking at Little Plumpton Campaigners have lost the latest High Court challenge against fracking at a site in Lancashire. Friends of the Earth…

JRR Tolkien’s first Middle Earth story, The Fall of Gondolin, to be published

Image copyright HarperCollins Image caption The cover of The Fall of Gondolin has been illustrated by Alan Lee JRR Tolkien’s The Fall of Gondolin, which the author described as “the first real story” set in…

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