post 26 November 2014
Read more from Geoff White on Technology Is Facebook really capable of monitoring terrorists?

Bearing in mind Facebook moderators sometimes have trouble telling the difference between breastfeeding and porn, I reckon they'd struggle to distinguish angry boasts from genuine threats to life.

article 19 November 2014 World
'Be part of history' - by putting your hair on the moon...?

A new lunar mission is giving us the opportunity to put photos, memories and DNA on the moon in return for a donation towards the project. But do we really want to send our hair on a lunar flight?

video 17 November 2014 UK

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New hope for extremely premature babies? - video

Since Ewan Mackay was born at 25 weeks, survival rates for extremely premature babies in the UK have risen, but there has been little change in the proportion growing up with severe disabilities.

article 12 November 2014 World
Touchdown! Rosetta's Philae probe lands on comet

"This is a big step for human civilisation" - the Rosetta mission successfully lands the Philae craft on a comet.

article 12 November 2014 World
Rosetta and Philae: the most high profile break-up this year

Having been together for ten years a couple are tragically forced to separate because of work. See the very public break-up of the Rosetta spacecraft and its lander Philae, via Twitter.

article 12 November 2014 World
Rosetta control room
Comet landing: take a tour of the Rosetta control room

Take an interactive tour of the Rosetta control room - where, right now, a group of people is trying to land a spacecraft on a comet moving at around 80,000 miles per hour.

post 12 November 2014
Read more from Tom Clarke on his blog Eyes on the prize as Rosetta faces comet touchdown

The European Space Agency's attempt to land a craft on a comet is among its riskiest-ever missions. But if it succeeds, the prize cannot be overestimated.

post 11 November 2014
Read more from Jon on Snowblog Eureka moment offers hope of cystic fibrosis cure

The parents of Stuart Gordon, who died of cystic fibrosis, have steadfastly fundraised for Dr Anil Mehta in his search for a cure - and now there is real hope for young sufferers.

post 06 November 2014
Read more from Geoff White on Technology Why your credit cards aren't as safe as you think

Where does a cybercriminal go to fence their virtual stolen goods? is a giant store of stolen credit card information, freely accessible to anyone who wants to buy.