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open Half a century ago, NASA's Pioneer 10 visited Jupiter, then just kept going 4
open Steve Jobs' $4.01 RadioShack check set to fetch small fortune at auction 11
open YouTuber who crashed plane for sponsorship dollars earns 6 months behind bars 13
open UK immigration rules hit science just as it rejoins €100B Horizon program 82
open Branson's wallet snaps shut for Virgin Galactic 22
By IGotOut
open Tiny bits of space junk reveal their wherabouts when they collide, boffins hope 6
By DS999
open China gamifies censorship and surveillance with national internet law quiz 9
By MiguelC
open Korean peninsula space race sees South and North launch tit for tat spy sats 6
open Remember when the Hubble Space Telescope was more punchline than science powerhouse? 8
open Tech renders iconic rockers Kiss genuinely immortal 48
By CorwinX
open Amazon hitches a ride with SpaceX for Project Kuiper launches 9
open World's largest nuclear fusion reactor comes online in Japan 116
open From Joaquin Phoenix to Rowan Atkinson, we enjoyed your Musk movie casting calls 20
open Potential sat-bothering cannibal coronal mass ejection slams into Earth's atmo tonight 9
open America's ambitious Artemis III likely to miss 2025 Moon landing date, auditors sigh 47
By simonlb
open Roblox investor plays hardball over 'weak' parental controls 10
open Hubble science instruments still out after going down 3 times in a week 46
open Six pack of sub-Neptune exoplanets hang tight around nearby star 8
open Nostalgia for XP sells out Microsoft's 2023 'Windows Ugly Sweater' 24
open We challenged you to come up with tech predictions for 2024 (wrong answers only) – here are some favorites so far 36
open Dragonfly delayed – formal confirmation of journey to Saturn's moon slips into 2024 3
open That time a JPL engineer almost killed a Mars Rover before it left Earth 54
open AI threatens to automate away the clergy 75
open No link between internet use and poor mental health, according to Oxford boffins 35
open Japan's digital minister flamed and shamed for using his smartphone in Parliament 9
open Zuckerberg accused of OK'ing Insta plastic surgery filters despite fears of harm to kids 15
open Either the FBI is recruiting in Iran – or some govt Google ad buyers are getting a lousy deal 5
By MiguelC
open Virgin Atlantic flies 'world's first fossil-fuel free' transatlantic commercial flight 40
open They did it for science: 40 years since Spacelab module first launched 1
open Meta sued by privacy group over pay up or click OK model 88
By Snowy
open Share your 2024 tech forecasts (wrong answers only) to win a terrible sweater 309
open X/Twitter booted out of Australia's disinformation-fighting club 61
open Tesla sues Swedish government after worker rebellion cripples car biz 159
By Steve K
open Japanese tech startups testing cash incentives for office return 26
open Neuralink pockets extra VC cash in computer-brain interface quest 2
By DS999
open Foxconn founder Terry Gou quits Taiwan presidential race 2
open USB Cart of Death: The wheeled scourge that drove Windows devs to despair 87
open Surface Duo crashes the party as Doctor Who celebrates 60th birthday 57
open Tata Consultancy Services ordered to cough up $210M in code theft trial 10
open BOFH: Groundbreaking discovery or patently obvious trolling? 63
open Europe's Ariane 6 rocket rated 'ready to rumble' after passing hot fire test 44
open Singapore to deter crypto investors with tactics like those used on smokers, gamblers 13
By Grogan
open Maverick Mars chopper has survived way past its warranty – now it's time for a sequel 15
open Bezos might beat Musk to Mars as NASA recruits Blue Origin's New Glenn rocket 23
By jmch
open Greenpeace calls out tech giants for carbon footprint fumble 172
open Long-term space missions may make liftoff harder for male astronauts 34
By xyz
open Veteran wingman wants $1.75M from Boeing over emotional turbulence 2
open Half a kilo of cosmic nuclear fuel reignites NASA's deep space dreams 37
open FAA stays grounded in reality as SpaceX preps for takeoff 58
open Remembering the time Windows accidentally sent Poland to the bottom of the sea 30