In today’s news: pictures of an asteroid collision, the Lib Dem’s revolt against raising tuition fees, STEM spending and the public, and does the life-friendly exoplanet really exist?
Asteroid collision makes quite a picture
The dusty wreckage thrown out in the explosive collision of two asteroids has been pictured by spacecraft.
Sir Menzies Campbell joins Lib Dem revolt against rising tuition fees
Former Lib Dem leader to vote against rise in tuition fees after Vince Cable reneged on party’s election pledge to abolish them
Chemists: public backs STEM spending formula
The public’s view that STEM subjects offer the best value for money strengthens the case for prioritising the preservation of their funding at the possible expense of others, according to the Royal Society of Chemistry.
First life-friendly exoplanet may not exist
Last month, a team of astronomers announced the discovery of the first alien world that could host life on its surface. Now a second team can find no evidence of the planet, casting doubt on its existence