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News: January 2015

Nailing the half-life of iron-60

New measurements tune up million-year "astronomical clock"

How to twist light into a Möbius strip

Topological curiosity created from laser beam

Laser pioneer Charles Townes dies aged 99

Physicist shared the 1964 Nobel prize for his work on the microwave laser

Climate-change denier given top Brazilian science job

Appointment of Aldo Rebelo gets mixed response from Brazil's scientific community

Heart-muscle model could help pinpoint regions of atrial fibrillation

Research could lead to better surgical treatments for preventing strokes

Rosetta data deluge reveals dynamic comet with sand dunes and jets

Measurements show 67P differs from previously studied comets in same class

Structured photons slow down in a vacuum

Speed of light drops slightly when photons are shaped by a mask

Cellular model of tissue growth could shed light on metastasis

Physicists model how cells push and pull one another

Magnetic levitation spins up waxy 'tektites' in the lab

Natural glass formed in extraterrestrial impacts recreated using wax

Women shun fields that are perceived to require 'innate ability'

New survey casts light on gender imbalance in physics

Lost Beagle 2 spacecraft found intact on Martian surface

New images from Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spot lander

Exoplanets could avoid 'tidal locking' if they have atmospheres

How air keeps some planets free, boosting the number of potentially habitable worlds

Diamond defects coupled to photonic cavity with nanoscale accuracy

New technique could be used to develop quantum technologies, including sensors and computers

Interfering atoms measure gravity's curvature

Gravity measured at three different heights

New calculations support dark-matter discovery by DAMA, say physicists

Annual signal in detector could be explained by a new interaction

How to make tiny 3D flowers and peacocks from silicon

New fabrication technique could create brain-like electronic networks

Quantum pigeonholes are not paradoxical after all, say physicists

Interference makes it look as if mathematical principle is violated

Indian Neutrino Observatory set for construction

Government pledges $236m towards underground lab

Nanostructure puts the gloss on avian eggshells

Scientists reveal why tinamou eggs shine like a brand new car

Fast-moving glaciers slide more easily

Glacier simulator reveals the importance of cavities created under the ice

Physicists get set for UNESCO's Year of Light

A whole host of events will celebrate the 2015 International Year of Light