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News: October 2013

LUX dark-matter search comes up empty

Low-mass WIMPs look less likely

Astronomers call off boycott of NASA conference

Space agency reconsiders ban on Chinese scientists

Physicists slay 'dragon kings'

How to prevent extreme events in a chaotic system

Ultracold atoms set the stage for Hofstadter's butterfly

Quantum simulation could shed light on real materials

Natural metamaterial looks cooler when heated

Film could have military and communication applications

Brownian boomerangs head in the right direction

Results could help improve drug-delivery methods

New 'leviton' quasiparticle spotted by physicists

Leonid Levitov's prediction confirmed after almost two-decade wait

Farthest confirmed galaxy is a prolific star creator

Galaxy shone just 700 million years after Big Bang

CERN physicist picked for new UN panel

Fabiola Gianotti appointed to 26-member scientific advisory board

Pushy bacteria could shed light on tumour growth

Microbes multiply by pushing neighbours away, say physicists

Surface plasmons reveal grain boundaries in graphene

Non-destructive technique could give plasmonics a boost

Astronomers discover furthest gravitational lens

Lens reveals early universe young-galaxy mystery

Frequency combs give Raman spectroscopy a boost

Technique identifies multiple molecules simultaneously

Physicists tie light into knots

Optical structures could trap atoms

How light can put atoms in a twist

Twisted light and atoms could exchange quantum information

Magnetic resonance imaging done at the nanoscale

Technique could be used to image viruses or proteins

Why 34 is the magic number for calcium

RIKEN researchers spot new nuclear magic number

Detecting blood-iron levels with tiny diamonds

Novel biosensor can measure weak magnetic fields

Chemistry Nobel honours trio who combined classical and quantum physics

Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel recognized for creating models of complex chemical systems

Englert and Higgs bag Nobel Prize for Physics

Pair honoured for their prediction of the Higgs boson

Shape-shifting metal has a long memory

Theoretical model used to create better shape-memory alloys

Entangling tiny drum's beat with microwaves

Technique could be used to build quantum processors

Etched glass could create table-top particle accelerators

Chip-based devices fire lasers at glass coated with gratings

New 'wagon-wheel' molecules could make better OLEDs

Molecule could also be used as biological sensors or in solar cells

Do ultracold neutrons get a kick from nanoparticles?

Physicists offer a solution to neutron-lifetime discrepancy