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New technique could help combat HIV and influenza

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Gold nanotubes sizzle cancer cells

Tiny structures could be used to image and destroy tumours

Two quantum properties teleported together for first time

Spin and orbital angular momentum transferred between photons

Filamentous laser beams point to new type of phase transition

Clustering threads of plasma could help control lightning and seed clouds

Carbon dioxide's contribution to greenhouse effect monitored in real time

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Quasar spectrum shines a new light on unchanged fundamental constants

Results hint at the static nature of the dark-energy field

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