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Gravitational lensing creates 'Einstein's cross' of distant supernova

Four images of a supernova could probe general relativity and rate of cosmic expansion

Virus mapped in 3D using X-ray pulses

New technique could help combat HIV and influenza

Physicists urged to back plans for Africa's first synchrotron

Rallying cry goes out for an African light source, with South Africa a potential host

Gold nanotubes sizzle cancer cells

Tiny structures could be used to image and destroy tumours

Two quantum properties teleported together for first time

Spin and orbital angular momentum transferred between photons

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Science demo: how to bend light using high-street lenses

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Unveiling your secret superpower

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Quantum-inspired art

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Ringing changes on vital information

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Craft, science, early industry

James Watt and the interplay between "thinking" and "doing" in the Industrial Revolution makes for a "meaty" subject, writes Basil Mahon

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