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Dark energy emerges when energy conservation is violated

Alternative explanation for accelerating expansion of the universe

Flash Physics: Huge wave seen on Venus, why some galaxies die early, free-electron laser opens in China

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Flash Physics: Species diversity explained, how turbulence affects wind farms, astronomical society awards medals

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Flash Physics: Home computers find pulsars, 3D graphene could be stronger than steel, SESAME opens

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

In depth

Decoding the quantum horizon

Patrick Hayden and Robert Myers describe how “qubits” may hold the key to quantum gravity

Galaxies and auroras and planets, oh my!

The coffee-table book of all the winning and shortlisted images in the 2016 Astronomy Photographer of the Year award is a sight to behold, says Tushna Commissariat

Tracing the path towards totality

Tyler Nordgren’s book on the history, science and beauty of a total solar eclipse flows between personal experiences and scientific facts, writes Shadia Habbal

Life as we do and don't know it

Looking at everything from extremophiles on Earth to galactic habitability zones, this book on astrobiology covers all the basics, says Dimitra Atri

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