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A billion pixels, a billion stars

Gerry Gilmore and Floor van Leeuwen explain how the precise data from the Gaia mission will revolutionize our view of the galaxy

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Gender balance, one woman at a time

Can a female teacher help convince girls to study advanced physics? Physics teacher Debbie Hayton had a novel way of finding out

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Fighting science denial

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Adventures in search of auroras

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The risks and rewards of radiation

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