From red Mars to green Earth

How can a sensor for analysing the atmosphere of Mars help us to cut greenhouse emissions on Earth? By going where no human or machine has been before. Parts of our planet are so hostile they are unreachable. But if we are to understand Earth’s atmosphere it is vital we monitor factors such as gases around industrial chimneys and erupting volcanoes.

Prometheus Blu-ray gets official

Prometheus was one of the most anticipated genre films of the year for several reasons.

Birds prefer pooping on red cars

If birds poop on your shiny red car more than on those of your neighbors, don't take it personally: it's just the color.

Galaxy Quest director returns with Red 2

Yes, Trekkies do have a sense of humor, and can look at their obsessive love of sci-fi from an ironic distance, as the movie Galaxy Quest clearly illustrates.