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James Lovelock on voting Brexit, 'wicked' renewables and why he changed his mind on climate change

9 September 2017 9:00 am

The environmental pioneer on voting Brexit, ‘wicked’ renewables and why he changed his mind on climate change

All hail Donald Trump: slayer of the Great Green Blob

14 January 2017 9:00 am

Just before Christmas I popped over to Washington DC to test the waters of the Trump administration. I spoke to…

Planet-hunters will always boldly go where no one has gone before

13 August 2016 9:00 am

Fifty years ago this summer, a new show appeared on American TV screens. These, the opening titles explained, were the…

What goes up: Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket is also capable of landing and being reused

Watch this space: why billionaires are launching extraterrestrial adventures

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Billionaires are pouring cash into interplanetary travel. Is it a black hole — or the next big thing?

Yuri Gagarin in the cabin of Vostok, the spacecraft in which he made the first human journey to outer space on 12 April, 1961

When technology was art: Cosmonauts at the Science Museum reviewed

26 September 2015 8:00 am

‘The dominant narrative of space,’ I was told, in that strange language curators employ, ‘is America.’ Quite so. Kennedy stared…

Following Galileo’s discoveries, a rugged, cratered moon is depicted (with papal approval) by Ludovico Cigoli in his ‘Assumption of the Virgin in the Pauline Chapel’

Moving heaven and earth: Galileo’s subversive spyglass

11 April 2015 9:00 am

We live in an age of astronomical marvels. Last year Europe’s Rosetta spacecraft made a daring rendezvous with the comet…

The most expensive typing error ever?

7 February 2015 9:00 am

The world’s most expensive typing errors, and how they were made

Space odyssey: Ed White walking in space over New Mexico, Gemini 4, June 1965 Image: James McDivitt

The images from the Apollo missions will reduce you to tears

4 October 2014 9:00 am

Mark Mason on the images that make grown men cry