After ten gruelling months of Islamic State occupation, the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra has been liberated. Experts are now examining damage inflicted by IS to precious monuments and artefacts of the UNESCO World Heritage site and the news is both good and bad. Read more >>
In the galaxy closer to home, the heavens are becoming progressively more important to the wars we fight on the ground. But, incredibly, the fear of space conflict goes far beyond the power of even fictional weapons like the Death Star.