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Vibration rocks for entangled diamonds

Diamonds are celebrated for their enduring beauty and hardness but they can also be a physicist’s best friend.

Higgs hunt narrows

Today scientists at the Large Hadron Collider announced tantalising news about the biggest piece missing from the physics jigsaw.

Road to world's largest telescope

Today saw the ESO give the go-ahead for work to begin on a series of roads on a mountain in Northern Chile.

Has our black hole been blowing bubbles?

Our galaxy is a relatively quiet neighbourhood with the supermassive black hole at its heart gently dozing: or is it?

The recent discovery of huge gamma-ray emitting ‘bubbles’ around the Milky Way is challenging this assumption and posing a new puzzle: just where do these bubbles come from?

Computer spots micro clue to lies

Whether you are playing poker or haggling over a deal you might think that you can hide your true emotions.

But telltale signs can reveal that you are concealing something, and now researchers at Oxford University and Oulu University are developing software that can recognise these ‘micro-expressions’ - which could be bad news for liars.

Adventures in science writing

For many scientists writing about science either in their spare time or as a career can seem attractive: but what does it take to be a successful science writer?

Parasite lives 'double life'

Scientists keen to understand and preserve global biodiversity have been quietly going about a mammoth task: indexing the world’s known species.

Insects dine out on wild feast

Watching a dead animal rot may not sound like everyone’s idea of fun but for insect expert Sarah Beynon it can provide a feast of information.