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From Clockwork to Crapshoot, by Roger Newton

ByRobertMatthewsPHYSICShascomealongwaysincethe5thcenturyBCwhenthephilosopherLeucippusarticulatedthenotionthatnothinghappenswithoutreason,

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The certainty of chance

ByMarcusChownTHEREisafundamentallimittowhatwecanknowabouttheworld.Themorepreciselywecanmeasurethespeedofasubatomicparticlesuchasanelectron

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The Large Hadron Collider: Bring it on!

ByDavideCastelvecchiIT’Sofficial:2007istheyearoftheLHC.Incaseyouhaven’theard

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Last-gasp test could reveal dark matter

ByZeeyaMeraliTHEHERAparticleacceleratorinGermanyissettocallitquitsinJune

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Keeping the high-energy dream alive

ByIvanSemeniukFromherofficewindowatFermilabinBatavia

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Collider costed – atom smashers don't come cheap

ITHAStaken60expertstwoyearstocalculatethepricetagforrecreatingtheearlyuniverse

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New universes will be born from ours

ByDavidShigaWhatgruesomefateawaitsouruniverse?Somephysicistshavearguedthatitisdoomedtoberippedapartbyrunawaydarkenergy

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The word: The monster

ONAfatefulnightin1832

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Soap suds and cosmic secrets

ByJenniferOuelletteThefateofthecosmoscouldlieinyourbathtub.Orperhapsinyourkitchensink.Atleastthat’stheviewofJosephSamuelandSupurnaSinha

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The impacts of rising global temperatures

ByCatherineBrahicTheIntergovernmentalPanelonClimateChange’smajorreportonthescienceofclimatechange

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Art of darkness is in the voids

Cosmologistshopingtodecipherdarkmatterneedtoreadbetweenthegalacticlines.Mappingthewhereaboutsofdarkmatterbyobservingchangesinthedistributionofgalaxiesinclustershasprovedverydifficult.Soratherthanexami

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Slowed-down light stores data for longer

ByAmarendraSwarupLight

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Quantum rebel wins over doubters

ByMarcusChownITROCKEDquantumtheorywhenitwasfirstproposedin2004

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Hints of Higgs in the blogosphere

BLOGSarenotnormallyimportantenoughtomakethenews.ButwhentheyarebyphysicistshuntingfortheHiggsboson

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Tiny plasma particle accelerator smashes record

ByMasonInmanAmetre-longplasma-poweredparticleacceleratorcanboostelectrons’energytothesamedegreeasaconventionalmachine3-kilometres-long

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A sporting chance of beating the bookies

ByMichaelReillyIt’sbeenalongSundaydownatthebar.MyfavouriteAmericanfootballteam

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The Never-Ending Days of Being Dead, by Marcus Chown

ByStephenBattersbyTHEfarthestfringesofphysicsareapopularspotforthoseseekinganswerstothereallydeepquestions.AccordingtoMarcusChown’snewcollectionofessays

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The Fabulous Fibonacci Numbers, by Alfred Posamentier

ByJustinMullinsTHATartandmathematicscanmakeformiserablebedfellowscannothaveescapedtheattentionofAlfredPosamentierandIngmarLehmann.Themathematicsinthisbookisadelight:surprising

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New particle accelerator could rule out string theory

ByDavidShigaStringtheorycouldberuledoutbyexperimentsattheLargeHadronCollider(LHC)

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Bubble fusion, back with a pop

Reportsthatthebubblehadburstforaformofcheap

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Atom smasher may give birth to 'Black Saturns'

ByStephenBattersby(Image:NASA/JPL/SpaceScienceInstitute)IfweevermakeblackholesonEarth

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Last-gasp test could reveal dark matter

ByZeeyaMeraliTheHERAparticleacceleratorinGermanyissettocallitquitsinJune

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Atoms function as light-trappers and transporters

ByTomSimonite(Image:Nature)Apulseoflightcanbestopped

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Atomic 'transistor' may switch using quantum clouds

ByBelleDuméAspecialtypeofmattercalledaBose-Einsteincondensatecouldbeusedtomaketinyatomictransistors

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Gravity: Ultimate free fall

ByDanaMackenzieAccordingtolegend

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Utterly bizarre theoretical 'fractons' could be made for real

eskaylim/GettyByAdamMannExotictheoreticalparticlesknownasfractonshaveuntilnowremainedimaginaryconstructs.Butnewresearchsuggeststheymayhavebeenlurkingunderournoseswithinacertainkindofdefectincrystals.T

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Astrophile: A baby solar system with big ambitions

ByJacobAronAstrophileisourweeklycolumnoncuriouscosmicobjects

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What truly exists? Structure as a route to the real

ByEricScerriAREyouevertemptedtoaskwhetherentitiessuchaselectrons

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Orbiting moon gives chilling clue to black hole heat

ByJacobAronHowdoyoucoolablackhole?Justaddasmallmoon.StephenHawkingpredictedthatblackholesshouldemitasmallamountofradiation

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Our understanding of the universe's expansion is really wrong

ESA/Gaia/DPACByLeahCraneTheuniversejustgotevenmoreconfusing.Lastweek,

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Laser-sticker contacts could let you shoot beams from your eyes

AnthonyLee/AlamyByKellyOakesLasersandeyesgenerallydon’tmix.Butsuperthinandflexiblelaserstickerscreatedbyateamofscientistsmighteventuallysticktoyourcontactlensesandactasasecuritytag.MalteGatherattheUni

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Doubt cast on Fermi's dark matter smoking gun

ByLisaGrossmanItwashailedasasmokinggunfordarkmatter

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Alan Turing inspired a faster way to make seawater drinkable

RobinHammond/PanosPicturesByAndyCoghlanMorethan300millionpeoplearoundtheworlddependondrinkingwaterextractedfromthesea

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Flowing lithium atoms form accidental transistor

ByPaulMarksTransistorsareattheheartoftheelectroniccircuitsthatmakemoderncomputerspossible.Nowatransistorthatcontrolstheflowofatoms

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Higgs boson having an identity crisis

ByMichaelSlezakTheHiggsbosonissendingmixedsignals:itsmassseemstovarydependingonhowitismeasured.What’smore

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Quantum internet is one step closer thanks to new theory

ByJacobAronSecurequantumnetworkscouldsoonbestretchingacrossEurope

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Dark energy hints hidden in cosmic voids

ByAnilAnanthaswamyIFYOUgazelongenoughintothevoid

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Higgs boson is too saintly and supersymmetry too shy

ByMichaelSlezakHOPESofusingtheHiggsbosonandtheeleganttheoryofsupersymmetryasshortcutstodiscoveringthemysteriesoftheuniverseareevaporatingfast.That’stheverdictofamajorupdatefromtheLargeHadronColliderin

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Theorem of everything: The secret that links numbers and shapes

MarioDeMeyerByGileadAmitIFJOEYwasChloe’sagewhenhewastwiceasoldasZoewas

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Half-life strife: Seasons change in the atom's heart

ByStuartClarkITWASoneofthoseevenings.Youknowthekind:afteradrainingdayatwork

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If you want to be president, hire geeks not pundits

ByJacobAronASTHEUSre-electedPresidentBarackObama

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Toughest ever heat shields made of springy sponge-like stuff

NASAByPaulMarksThefirsthighlycompressibleyetheat-resistantmaterialforspacecraftheatshieldshasbeendeveloped–andinearlytests

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Particle headache: Why the Higgs could spell disaster

ByMatthewChalmersSOPETERHIGGSdidn’tgetthisyear’sNobelforphysicsafterall.ItwouldhavebeentheHollywoodendingtoastorythatbeganhalfacenturyagowithafewsquigglesinhisnotebook

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Einstein was first to dream up dark energy

ByLisaGrossmanForgeniuses

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Arafat's bones could reveal polonium poisoning

ByJacobAronThebodyofYasserArafatissettobeexhumedtomorrowinanefforttodeterminewhetherhisdeathin2004wascausedbypolonium-210poisoning.Testsearlierthisyearfoundunusuallyhighlevelsoftheradioactivematerialo

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Satellite images reveal how powerful North Korea’s nukes are

KimHong-Ji/ReutersByAliceKleinNorthKorea’snuclearweaponsareabout10timesmorepowerfulthantheatomicbombdroppedonHiroshima

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Theory of everything says universe is a transformer

ByDouglasHeavenSolvingthemysteriesoftheuniverseisusuallyaboutfindingthebestanswertoaquestion.Butwhatifwearenotevenaskingtherightquestions?Apioneerinquantumcomputation

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Before the big bang: something or nothing

ByMarcusChownASBIGquestionsgo

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Rare particle's decay confounds hunt for new physics

ByJacobAronPhysicistshaveforthefirsttimepinneddownoneoftherarestparticletransformationsglimpsed–thedecayofaBsmesonintoamuonanditsantiparticle.Thesightingmightnotsparkcelebration

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Time to think beyond the Large Hadron Collider

SOWE’VEfinallyfoundit.Orhavewe?Fourmonthson

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