Durham University's Professor Carlos Frenk is president of astronomy and physics at the British Science Festival.
He spoke to out reporter Richard Wilson about the great science currently taking place in the North East.
More top news
Thousands of people turned out to enjoy the biggest Bikewise show to date.
As preparations continue for this year’s National Festival of Thrift in September, a north east business says it's helped boost sales.
Police have appealed for information after vandals left a trail of destruction at the historic North Yorkshire Moors railway.