Located only about 160 000 light-years from us (eso1311) in the constellation of Dorado (The Swordfish), the Large Magellanic Cloud is one of our closest galactic neighbours.
You are more likely to kill yourself reading this article than you are talking on your cellphone and driving. That's our guess, but for almost 20 years, it has been a wide-held belief that talking on a cellphone while driving is dangerous and leads to more accidents. However, new research from Carnegie Mellon University and the London School of Economics and Political Science suggests that talking on a cellphone while driving does not increase crash risk.
A hacker has claimed responsibility for an incident yesterday in which World of Warcraft players across Europe dropped dead in their thousands.
The World Health Organization has issued an international alert after the discovery of a new respiratory illness similar to the Sars virus which swept the world in 2002.
The long-awaited Diablo III went live just about a month ago, shattering game sale records despite a number of launch related issues.
Almost seven million birds are killed by communications towers every year as they migrate from the United States and Canada to Central and South America.
Steve Martin and Kim Kardashian drove the breaking of the news of Osama bin Laden's death.
Researchers have discovered that eating red meat - any at all - appears to dramatically increase the risk of heart disease and cancer.
Abuse of prescription painkillers is rocketing, killing 15,000 people every year - more than heroin and cocaine combined.
With the internet lighting up to express sadness at the death of Steve Jobs, security experts are warning of scammers attempting to take advantage.
Whether you're a Trekkie or not, the news that Leonard Nimoy is saying goodbye to the convention scene is actually fairly sad.
Microsoft's UK Twitter account "@Tweetbox360" committed the ultimate social media faux pas Sunday.
Security experts are warning that the death of Osama Bin Laden is being exploited by hackers in order to spread malware.
The raid that killed Osama Bin Laden yesterday was live-blogged on Twitter - by a man who had no idea what it was he was watching.
Users on several games forums are complaining that their shiny new Nintendo 3DSs are experiencing repeated, sudden crashes.
A strung out Internet addict has been beaten to death at a boot camp for troubled youths in China.
Segway boss Jimi Heselden died Sunday after driving one of the vehicles off a steep cliff in West Yorkshire, 140 miles from London.
Teens are failing to get the text-driving message, according to a survey carried out for insurance company State Farm.
A Bulgarian mobile phone service company has banned a number from its systems after everyone - yes, everyone - to whom it assigned the number ended up dead.
An employee of Foxconn Technology has committed suicide by jumping off a four-story building. The latest death marks the eighth Foxconn suicide this year.