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Modelling the magnetic fields of exoplanets

Spectral analysis reveals details of stellar winds and planetary atmospheres

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Sun's magnetic field affects frequency of lightning strikes on Earth

Findings could lead to better lightning forecasts

Is dark energy eating dark matter?

Dark-sector interaction could explain universe evolution

Review breathes life into Yucca Mountain nuclear-waste site

Election fall-out and NRC resignation could also tip the balance towards Nevada facility

LED firm rejects Nobel laureate's olive branch

Shuji Nakamura tried to rebuild ties with Nichia

Rosetta mission outlines Philae lander’s predicaments

Scientists race against time to complete key missions and bring lander out of the shadows

Secure quantum communications go the distance

New encryption scheme foils eavesdroppers

Rosetta scientists land probe on comet for first time

European Space Agency's "Philae" module touches down safely onto comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko

L'Aquila verdict quashed

Six scientists have manslaughter charges successfully overturned

'Quantum reporters' measure magnetic resonance of one proton

Physicists turn quantum problem into an opportunity

'Spectacular' image shows planet formation in action

New ALMA observation is like a very early snapshot of our solar system

Colliding Bose–Einstein condensates vanish from sight

Matter-wave solitons pass straight through each other

A few long jumps can make an epidemic

Physicists simulate how long-distance travel spreads disease

Fabiola Gianotti will take over as CERN boss

Particle physicist to become Geneva lab's first female director-general