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Surprise finding reveals short-lived neutrons

ByJennyHoganSEVENTY-TWOyearsafterJamesChadwickdiscoveredtheneutron,

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Massively magnetic stars forged in supernovae

ByKellyYoungThemostpowerfulmagneticobjectsintheuniverse–rarestarscalledmagnetars–arecreatedbythetitanicexplosionsofveryheavystars

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Breaking Elgar's enigmatic code

ByKevinJonesITISastorywithallthemakingsofablockbusternovel:abrilliantcomposer

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How to do an infinite number of things before breakfast

ByJohnD.BarrowYOUgetup

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'Zero intelligence' trading closely mimics stock market

ByKatharineDavisAmodelthatassumesstockmarkettradershavezerointelligencehasbeenfoundtomimicthebehaviouroftheLondonStockExchangeveryclosely.However

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Dark matter clouds may float through Earth

ByMaggieMcKeeSmallcloudsofdarkmatterpassthroughEarthonaregularbasis

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The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein: The Berlin Years

ByGrahamFarmeloWITHEinsteinyearjustbeginning

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Evolving Cosmos, by Govert Schilling

ByMarcusChownPREVIOUSgenerationswouldhavekilledforthekindofknowledgewehaveofthecosmoswelivein.Weknowitsprincipalcontent–100billionorsogalaxies

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Supertasking with the genie of the lamp

ONEexampleofapossiblesupertask

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Antarctic ice sheet is an 'awakened giant'

ByJennyHoganinExeterThemassivewestAntarcticicesheet

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New roads can cause congestion

ByKateRaviliousTRAFFICshouldflowbestincitieswhenonlyalimitednumberofroadsleadtothecentre.Thiscounter-intuitivefindingcouldallowplannerstopreventgridlockbyclosingroadsratherthanbuildingnewones.Itcomesf

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Complete chicken genome map revealed

ByBobHolmesThechickenhasjoinedanexclusivebutrapidlygrowingclubwiththepublicationofitscompletegenomesequencebyaninternationalconsortiumonWednesday.Thenewcomeristheclosestrelativeofmammalssequencedsofar

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2005 preview: The International Year of Physics

IFyouwanttobookanEinsteinlookalikeforyourbarmitzvah

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Are there two types of gravity?

ByMarcusChownAMODIFIEDtheoryofgravitycouldexplainoneofastronomy’sbigmysteries:howspiralgalaxiesrotatewithoutflyingapart.Thefavouritetheoryisthatdarkmatterinthegalaxiesprovidestherequiredextragravita

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Harnessing bubbles to trigger nuclear fusion

ByJustinMullinsTHREEyearsago

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How 3D space survived the great destruction

ByStephenBattersbyWHYdoweliveinaspacewithonlythreedimensions?Because

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New juggling tricks created by maths

ByEricaKlarreichFORmillennia

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Celestial 'spring' pours out cosmic rays

ByMaggieMcKee

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New roads can cause congestion

ByKateRaviliousTrafficshouldflowbestincitieswhenonlyalimitednumberofroadsleadtothecentre.Thiscounter-intuitivefindingcouldallowplannerstopreventgridlockbyclosingroadsratherthanbuildingnewones.Itcomesf

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Black holes, but not as we know them

ByJRMinkelTHEYarethemostfearsomeobjectsintheuniverse.Theyswallowanddestroyeverythingthatcrossestheirpath.Everyoneknowsthatfallingintoablackholespellsdoom.Ordoesit?Inthepastfewyears

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Deep Down Things by Bruce Schumm

ByStephenBattersbyPARTICLEphysicsisoftenpresentedasakindofcatalogue:here’sasetofquarksandotherparticlesfeelingafewdifferentforcesthataretransmittedbyanotherarrayofparticles.Thecataloguerapproachesfun

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The first evidence for string theory?

ByMarcusChownIFYOUconsiderthemseparately

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Stopping light gives atoms a memory

ByMarkBuchananINRECENTyears

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Nobel Laureates and Twentieth-Century Physics by Mauro Dardo

ByMaggieMcDonaldThecoverofMauroDardo’sNobelLaureatesandTwentieth-CenturyPhysics(Cambridge,

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Climate change issues clouded by ozone

ByFredPearceAIRpollutantslikeozonearefundamentallychangingthewaycloudsform

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Physicists create heaviest form of antimatter ever seen

ByStephenBattersbyAnewlycreatedformofantimatteristheheaviestandmostcomplexanti-thingeverseen.Anti-heliumnuclei

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Banking cheats will always prosper

ByMarkBuchananCleverschemestomakebankersearntheirbonuseslookgoodonpaper

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Why Fukushima Daiichi won't be another Chernobyl

ByMichaelMarshallReadmore:“Specialreport:AfterJapan’smegaquake“SixdaysaftertheearthquakethatrockedJapanandleftthousandsdead

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Exotic sphere discoverer wins mathematical 'Nobel'

ByJacobAronAsphereisasphere

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Pulsating planet: Superhot rocks make the Earth roll

ByCarolineWilliamsAnimatedgraphic:“Upsanddowns“AninvisibleforceiscreatinggiantripplesintheEarth’scrust–inageologicalblinkofaneyeBRYANLOVELLlikestoshowhisfellowgeologistsanimageofanetworkofrivervalley

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What if supersymmetry is wrong?

ByAmandaGefterThreedecadesoftheorisingandcalculating.Entirecareersspentconstructingideas.Ninebilliondollarsinvestedinanundergroundringthatspanstwonations.Tenthousanddedicatedscientistsandengineerslook

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Salty tombs could contain nuclear waste

ByPhilMcKennaReadmore:SeeagalleryofothernuclearwastestorageoptionsWHEREandhowshouldnuclearwastebestored?ThethreatofamajorreleaseofradiationfromcoolingpondsholdingspentnuclearfuelatJapan’sFukushimaD

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Dark energy is not an illusion after all

ByDavidShigaNewmeasurementsofexplodingstarsarechallenginganupstarttheorythatdarkenergyisjustanillusioncausedbyourlocationwithinagiantvoid.In1998

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Fukushima radioactive fallout nears Chernobyl levels

ByDeboraMacKenzieReadmore:“Specialreport:ThefalloutfromFukushima“Japan’sdamagednuclearplantinFukushimahasbeenemittingradioactiveiodineandcaesiumatlevelsapproachingthoseseenintheaftermathoftheC

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IAEA says Fukushima fallout warrants more evacuation

ByDeboraMacKenzieReadmore:“Specialreport:ThefalloutfromFukushima“Sofar70

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Thorium reactors could rescue nuclear power

(Image:PallavaBagla/Corbis)ByDavidShigaEditorial:Cutnuclearpower’sumbilicalcordtothemilitary“ITISnotdifficulttoconceiveofanentireplanetpoweredbythorium

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The megaquake connection: Are huge earthquakes linked?

ByCatherineBrahicReadmore:“Specialreport:AfterJapan’smegaquake“TherecentclusterofhugequakesaroundthePacificOceanhasfuelledspeculationthattheyareseismicallylinked.NewScientistexaminestheevidenceAT2.4

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Best-ever quantum measurement breaks Heisenberg limit

ByMarkBuchananPHYSICISTShavemadethemostaccuratequantummeasurementyet

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Move over, Einstein: Machines will take it from here

ByJustinMullinsEvolutionarycomputingletsanyonediscovernewlawsofnature–butdoesthismeantheendofscienceasweknowit?ITWASlongaftermidnightwhenMichaelSchmidtnoticedastrangelyfamiliarequationpopuponhismonit

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Single atom quantum memories are easier to access

ByMarkBuchananDelicatequantumbitshavebeenstoredinsingleatoms

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Dark matter could make planets habitable

ByMaggieMcKee(Image:2MASS/J.Carpenter/T.H.Jarrett/R.Hurt)Darkmattercouldmakeplanetsthatwouldotherwisebehostiletolifehabitable

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Wind and wave farms could affect Earth's energy balance

ByMarkBuchananUPDATE

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Quantum trickery could lead to stealth radar

ByPhilMcKennaSTEALTHYradarsystemsandtheabilitytotransmitlargeamountsofdataoverlongdistancesareastepcloserthankstoatechniquethatcouldimprovetheefficiencyofmodernopticsbyafactorof1000.Traditionalmethods

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Starting over: Let's decimalise time

ByMichaelBrooksWehavesevendaysaweekbecausetheBabyloniansnamedoneforeachplanettheyknew.Thereare12hoursineachdayandeachnightbecausetheygaveonehourtoeachsignofthezodiac.Sixtyminutesinanhourbecausetheytho

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Contrails warm the world more than aviation emissions

ByMichaelMarshallTheinnocuouswhitetrailsthatcriss-crosstheskymaynotbeasharmlessastheylook.Infact

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Graphene etching to usher in computing revolution

ByJessicaGriggsMoveoverstickytape:asplatteringofzincatomsandadashofacidisthebestwaytopeeloffsinglelayersofgraphene

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Proton puzzle: Trouble at the heart of the atom

ByKateMcAlpineEditorial:“Inpraiseofthehumbleproton“Weusedtothinkweunderstoodprotons

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The mathematics of being nice

ByMichaelMarshallUsingmathematicstotacklesomeofbiology’sbiggestquestions

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Are nuclear reactions restarting at Fukushima?

ByDavidShigaReadmore:“Specialreport:ThefalloutfromFukushima“HorrificasthesituationatFukushimaDaiichiis

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A measured disaster: Following quakes in fine detail

ByMichaelReillyandAndyCoghlanReadmore:“Specialreport:AfterJapan’smegaquake“(Image:HaroldTobinattheUniversityofWisconsin-Madison)“Thiswillbeoneofthebeststudiedearthquakesofalltime

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