Billion-star surveyor comes into focus

ESA’s billion-star surveyor Gaia is slowly being brought into focus. This test image shows a dense cluster of stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way.

The Avengers hit a billion

You knew The Avengers was going to have a good second weekend, but this good?

Modern Warfare 3 earns a billion faster than Avatar

With so many ups and downs in gaming, you'd think the industry would be cautious about celebrating.

 Still, there's definitely reason to celebrate the recent success of CoD: Modern Warfare 3.

'Explosive' population growth threatens developing nations, says UN

By the end of this year, there'll be seven billion people on the planet, a whole billion more than in 1999, according to new UN figures.