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open Jeff Bezos adds some more overheads to his $485m yacht by taking down historic bridge 141
By hatti
open Prince of Packaging HP Inc snaps up zero-plastic bottle maker 16
By juice
open Court of Appeal ruling offers hope for UK umbrella firm workers chasing holiday pay 16
By Velv
open UK to splash another £1.4bn on protecting non-existent 'national interests in space' 12
open Brocade wrongly sacked award-winning salesman who depended on company insurance for cancer treatment 91
open Second Trojan asteroid confirmed to be leading our planet around the Sun 46
open German regulators nix Taiwanese titan GlobalWafers' acquisition of Siltronic 6
open He ain't heavy, he's my brother: Bloke gives away SpaceX ticket because he was over weight limit 85
open UK government told to tighten purse strings or public will have to foot the bill for nuclear decommissioning 35
open Shazam! Two world-record lightning events recognised 22
open Attack on Titan: Four Japanese Manga publishers sue Cloudflare 25
open Website fined by German court for leaking visitor's IP address via Google Fonts 107
open Sure, the James Webb Space Telescope is cool and all. But try making one out of Lego 8
open Earth to Voyager 2: Standby for connection – after we tip this water out of the dish 44
By jake
open God of War: How do you improve on perfection? You port it to PC, obviously 39
open US Navy in mad dash to salvage F-35C that fell off a carrier into South China Sea 105
By msobkow
open Joe Danger rides to the rescue as ageing title tugs at the heartstrings 11
By Korev
open HPE has 'substantially succeeded' in its £3.3bn fraud trial against Autonomy's Mike Lynch – judge 82
open UK government responds to post-Brexit concerns and of course it's all the fault of those pesky EU negotiators 183
open Crack team of boffins hash out how e-scooters should sound – but they need your help* 203
open BOFH: On Wednesdays, we wear gloves 99
open Carked it, Diem? Zuckerberg's grand cryptocurrency thing may sell off assets for $200m 21
open Burning plasma signals step forward in race for nuclear fusion as researchers get bigger capsule for their 192-laser experiment 40
open Something 4,000 light years away emitted strange radio bursts. This is where we talk to scientists for actual info 51
open ESA's Solar Orbiter sneaks in bonus science by choking on the dust of a comet tail (again) 3
open How to polish the bottom line? Microsoft makes it really hard to claim expenses, say staffers 66
open Mike Lynch loses US extradition delay bid: Flight across the Atlantic looks closer than ever 56
open It's more than 20 years since Steps topped the charts. It could be less than that for STEP's first fusion energy 70
By jmch
open 22-year-old Brit avoids US extradition over SIM-swapping conspiracy after judge deems him to be high suicide risk 27
open Do you know what TikTok is? Then you might make a good magistrate, says Ministry of Justice 28
open Behold! The first line of defence for 25% of the US nuclear stockpile: Dolphins 52
open James Webb Space Telescope has arrived at its new home – an orbit almost a million miles from Earth 54
By RobLang
open Assange can go to UK Supreme Court (again) to fend off US extradition bid 22
open Rolls-Royce consortium shopping for factory sites to build mini-nuclear reactors 138
By fg_swe
open IBM forges entanglement to double quantum simulations by 'cutting up a larger circuit into smaller circuits' 6
open Robot vacuum cleaner employed by Brit budget hotel chain Travelodge flees 59
By hatti
open A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... a massive black hole spewed out gases that probably helped make stars 19
By Cav
open Elvis may have left the building, but Windows remains very much on show 13
open Dog forgets all about risk of drowning in a marsh as soon as drone dangles a sausage 35
By hatti
open Almost there: James Webb Space Telescope frees its mirrors and prepares for insertion 68
open Multi-level marketing corporation that sells weightloss products sues ex-exec over 'fraudulent' Dell deal 12
open '95% original' film star Spitfire could be yours for a mere £4.5m (or 0.05 Pogbas) 52
By phuzz
open Joint European Torus celebrates 100,000 pulses: Neither Brexit nor middle age has stopped '80s era experiment 39
By Ken G
open BOFH: What a beautiful classic car. Shame if anything were to happen to it 63
By TomPhan
open 'Can you identify your assailants?' Yes, they were pixelated! I'd know them anywhere! 41
open If you want less CGI and more real effects in movies, you may get your wish: Inflatable film studio to orbit Earth 39
open NASA's gamma-ray-burst alert satellite put into safe mode after suspected reaction wheel failure 6
open Working overtime? Those extra hours might not be hurting your wellbeing after all – just don't tell Jeff Bezos or Jack Ma 22
open SpaceX Starlink sat streaks now present in nearly a fifth of all astronomical images snapped by Caltech telescope 26
open UK data watchdog slaps Ministry of Justice with Enforcement Notice for breaking GDPR law 15


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