Sweden is trying to convince Nasa to send the first condom into space

The condom is one of the most important inventions for people on earth. This small little latex thingy might look simple, but it is extremely important in letting every human decide about their own bodies and their own lives. This is why RFSU, the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education, is trying to convince Nasa to send the first condom into space: The Swedish Space Condom. RFSU made this film as an open letter to Nasa to explain why sending a condom into space is such a great idea. 5 days ago

Space X aiming for man on Mars in 2024

Elon Musks Space X is developing a interplanetary rocket and capsule with the ultimate goal of colonising Mars. The project has estimated development costs of $10bn (£7.7bn), but is aiming to be able to carry 100 passengers with cargo and fly every 26 months to Mars. Another of Musks aims is to bring costs down to an affordable level to attract volunteers, as he is hoping Space X tickets to Mars will eventually cost $100,000 (£77,000). 6 days ago

Hubble UV images of possible water plumes on Europa could tell us more about its oceans

NASAs Hubble Space Telescope took direct ultraviolet images of the icy moon Europa transiting across the disk of Jupiter. Out of ten observations, Hubble saw what may be water vapor plumes on three of the images. This adds another piece of supporting evidence to the existence of water vapour plumes on Europa. Hubble also detected spectroscopic signatures of water vapor in 2012. The existence of water vapor plumes could provide a future Europa flyby mission the opportunity to study the conditions and habitability of Europas subsurface ocean. 7 days ago

Murder suspect breaks handcuffs and escapes interrogation room

North Las Vegas Police Department published footage on 7 September showing the moment a murder suspect, Alonso Perez, escaped from a police interrogation room on 2 September by breaking his handcuffs. Perez has since been recaptured. 26 days ago

Astronomers discover hundreds of black holes hiding in the star system

Astronomers at University of Surrey found evidence of black holes in the globular cluster NGC 6101. Using computer simulation they showed that the clusters strange appearance can be explained if stellar mass black holes are still present in the cluster. Until now it was assumed that black holes in globular clusters usually are ejected after their creation. 26 days ago