NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to Hunt for Signs of Alien Life

Finding signs of life on the earth-sized planets of the TRAPPIST-1 system and on Saturn’s moon Enceladus are among the science targets that NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has following its launch and commissioning, mission officials have announced. These specific observations are part of a programme of Guaranteed Time Observations […]

‘Super-Earth’ Orbiting Nearby Star Boosts Search for Extra-Solar Life

Astronomers on Wednesday announced the discovery of a “super-Earth” orbiting a nearby star which may offer the most promising target yet in the search for life beyond the Solar System. Named LHS 1140b, the planet orbits a star 40 light years away, circling it in the coveted “Goldilocks” zone. This […]

Taking Cybersecurity Seriously Could Save Your Business – or Even a Life! (Watch)

St. Jude Pacemakers Updated After Flaw Made Them Vulnerable To Hackers Volkswagen Pleads Guilty To Criminal Charges In Emissions Scandal 200 Dogs And Puppies Rescued From Dog Meat Farm In South Korea Scientists Upgrading Very Large Telescope To Search For Exoplanets If your business uses technology of almost any kind, […]

Education is for life, not just Christmas retirement speeches

Sir Michael Wilshaw, former chief inspector of schools in England and head of Ofsted. ‘I do not recognise Laura McInerney’s picture of an Ofsted sorted, independent and clearer in its expectation,’ writes Colin Richards. Photograph: Alicia Canter for the Guardian Letters Thursday 22 December 2016 18.24 GMTLast modified on Thursday 22 […]

What You Can Learn from One Fictional Movie Character – and Two Real Life Entrepreneurs

Despite all odds, Rocky Balboa believed in himself. The fictional fighter in the Rocky movie series from the Philadelphia slums could have felt sorry for himself, given up and blamed others. Did he? NO! As he says in Rocky III: “Nobody owes nobody nothin’. You owe yourself.” In other words, […]