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open Alibaba's Jack Ma out as boss of fintech Ant Group 3
open Quantum entanglement discovery could enable futuristic comms tech, Nuclear physicists say 47
open Uncle Sam OKs vaccine that protects honeybees against hive-destroying bacterium 35
open Move over, graphene. There's a new super-material in town: Graphullerene 28
open FTC floats rule to ban imposed non-compete agreements in US 15
open FCC suggests licensing 5GHz spectrum to drone operators 5
open The CES tat bazaar: Bike desks, AI-powered bird feeders, and the smelloverse 33
open Rate of disruptive tech and science discoveries has slowed over the decades, claims study 42
open Japan lacks the expertise for renewed nuclear power after Fukushima 43
By Filippo
open Doom QA testers form Microsoft's first labor union in the US 7
open Google accuses Indian antitrust watchdog of plagiarizing EU ruling 6
By bazza
open Literally, look who's back: A comet that last swung by Earth 50,000 years ago 13
open NASA boss says US may lose latest space race with China 42
open Elon Musk's cost-cutting campaign at Twitter extended to not paying rent, claims landlord 122
open NASA may tap SpaceX to rescue ISS 'nauts in Soyuz leak 49
By phuzz
open BOFH and the office security access upgrade 88
open Perseverance rover drops off first sample tube on surface of Mars 30
open SEC: Startup had 'no functional streaming service', raised $1.3m anyway 12
open License to launch: UK space regulator gives Virgin Orbit satellites the go-ahead 61
open NASA retires Mars InSight mission after it enters ‘dead bus’ condition 19
open India schedules first crewed space mission for Q4, 2024 15
open NASA's latest AI will navigate the Moon using landmarks 13
open Brit MPs pour cold water on hydrogen as mass replacement for fossil fuels 151
open NASA's Mars InSight uploads its (probably) final image, shares it in a tweet 28
By MarcM
open US Air Force signs $344m deal for hypersonic Mayhem aircraft 21
open Devil's lettuce: Toxic weed harvested with baby spinach causing delirium in Australia 22
open When we asked how you crashed the system we wanted an explanation not a demonstration 110
open Amazon, Games Workshop announce Warhammer 40k film deal 52
open Plaice in spaaace: NASA boosts astronauts' cognition with piscine diet 15
open BBC is still struggling with the digital switch, says watchdog 157
open Bill Gates' nuclear power plant stalled by Russian fuel holdup 94
open Microsoft takes a punt on silicon battery startup 9
open Musk bans private-plane-tracking @Elonjet on Twitter, threatens legal action 188
open Soyuz leak puts a stop to planned ISS spacewalk and work on Nauka module 10
open NASA starts assessing Orion capsule for refurb 20
open London cops break into gallery to rescue lifelike art installation 65
open The IT decision-maker that really matters? Your pet 24
open America's nuclear fusion 'breakthrough' is super-hot ... yet far from practical 66
By renniks
open US Air Force tests its first fully functional hypersonic missile 52
By MyffyW
open KaRIn to hitch a ride on NASA's water-tracking sat 1
open Boffins hear Martian dust devils' rumbles for first time 3
open US Dept of Energy set to reveal fusion breakthrough 100
open The cubesats lost in space from Artemis Moon mission 23
open Galactic anti-nuclei travelers could help illuminate dark matter 3
open OK, we know iPhones are expensive but... $11 a month for Twitter Blue on iOS? 79
open As one mission returns to Earth, three more make for the Moon 18
By awavey
open NASA's Orion Moon capsule to splash down this Sunday 24
open San Francisco investigates Hotel Twitter, Musk might pack up and leave 199
open BOFH: Come back to the office. Your hotdesk is nice and warm 60
open Look like Bane, spend like Batman with Dyson's $949 headphones 154