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News: February 2005

Bacteria turn to chemistry

Ions influence growth rates in a specific way

Cassini reveals Saturn's secrets

NASA/ESA mission takes closest ever look at famous rings

Have we seen the first "dark galaxy"?

Radio astronomers may have found a galaxy without any stars

New look for chemical bonds

Uranium molecule is held together by a quintuple bond

The biggest bang

Astronomers detect brightest ever cosmic event

Novel molecule makes its debut

Exciplexes that contain seven helium atoms have been seen for the first time

Mars Express gets busy

The OMEGA instrument has taken a detailed look at the red planet

Neutrinos for geophysics

Particle beams could tell us more about the centre of the Earth

Longer lives for organic LEDs

Doping with C60 boosts device performance

Astronomers find smallest exoplanet

Pulsar system is like a half-size version of the Solar System

Global terrorism follows a power law

Extremes acts could be more common than expected

Nanobelts tackle nerve gases

New approach leads to better sensors to detect toxic gases

Optics enters the single-cycle regime

Laser physicists generate shortest ever pulse

"End states" come into view

Researches see one-dimensional effect for first time

Astronomers find missing baryons

Hot gas clouds between galaxies account for half the ordinary matter in the local universe

Making a splash

Experiments shed new light on a seemingly simple process