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Rosetta data deluge reveals dynamic comet with sand dunes and jets

Measurements show 67P differs from previously studied comets in same class

Structured photons slow down in a vacuum

Speed of light drops slightly when photons are shaped by a mask

Cellular model of tissue growth could shed light on metastasis

Physicists model how cells push and pull one another

Magnetic levitation spins up waxy 'tektites' in the lab

Natural glass formed in extraterrestrial impacts recreated using wax

Women shun fields that are perceived to require 'innate ability'

New survey casts light on gender imbalance in physics

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Nature's unknown unknowns

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