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CERN celebrates 60 years of science

Particle physics lab hosts huge variety of events to mark diamond jubilee

Gargantuan black hole found at the heart of dwarf galaxy

Many previously hidden black holes may lie in compact star systems

New plasmonic nanolaser is cavity-free

Proposed device could improve optical telecommunications

Tiny scaffolds toughen ceramics

Lightweight material springs back after being deformed

Rosetta reveals its target landing site

Mission will aim for comet's head this November

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