Sneak is pleased to announce the lucky winner of Sneak's highly-prized Gmail account. As you may recall, Sneak asked readers to send in their pleadings, with the most persuasive (or most pathetic) snatching up the valuable username "barrelofmonkeys" at gmail.com - the first and possibly only barrel of monkeys registered to use Google's innovative online service. And the winner is... Mr C. McDermott of Dundee. His winning bid follows: "PLEEEASE may I have it before my wife (much as I love her) completely ruins everything remotely technical that I have. This free Gmail account would be my last safe haven of sanity.... And if that doesn't persuade, I'm willing to trade her in for it."
Clearly a heartfelt plea and one that Sneak can certainly see eye-to-eye with - when Mrs Sneak is out of earshot, at least.
New light-guiding nanoscale device can control and monitor a nanoparticle trapped in a laser beam with high sensitivity
Optical traps are scientific instruments in which a focused laser beam is used to exert an attractive or repulsive force on a microscopic object to hold it in place
Scientists estimate that the exoplanet has already lost up to 35 per cent of its mass over its lifetime
The observations were made using the Atacama Array in the Chilean desert
J1043+2408 was observed for more than 10 years, and its radio light curve exhibited a periodic signal repeating in about 563 days