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19 December 2016 – CERN: ALPHA experiment observes the light spectrum of antimatter for the first time

In a paper published today in the journal Nature, the ALPHA collaboration reports the first ever measurement on the optical spectrum of an antimatter atom....
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BBC News: ‘Dead or alive’ cat in physics top 10

The detection of ripples in space-time and famous cat-based paradox are featured in list of the physics advances of 2016. ‘Dead or alive’ cat...
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BBC News: UK nuclear fusion lab faces uncertain future

UK nuclear fusion lab faces uncertain future – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37777729
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Lead ion and proton: Close encounters of the third kind | CERN

Following seven successful months of colliding proton beams with each otherin the search for new fundamental particles, the LHC today began colliding proton beams with beams made...
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Why people fall for pseudoscience (and how academics can fight back)

Why people fall for pseudoscience (and how academics can fight back) http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2016/jan/26/why-people-fall-for-pseudoscience-and-how-academics-can-fight-back?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Edublogs
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BBC News: Gaia clocks speedy cosmic expansion

Gaia clocks speedy cosmic expansion – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37438458
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BBC News: Hubble clocks faster cosmic expansion

The Universe may be expanding up to 9% faster than previously thought.
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ITER costs are pinned down, with caveats

An independent review of the latest cost and schedule for ITER, the international project to develop fusion energy, has confirmed that an additional €4.6 billion...
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Iron isotope reveals Earth’s close encounters with supernovae

Three new studies associate iron-60 deposits with nearby stellar explosions that occurred as recently as 1.5 million years ago.