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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

Decade-long study makes direct link between rising greenhouse-gas levels and heating of the Earth

Quasar spectrum shines a new light on unchanged fundamental constants

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

Could the Sun be trapping asymmetric dark matter?

New model could help settle discrepancies between theory and observational solar data

Geoengineering schemes to combat climate change still risky, say reports

Panel suggests small-scale experiments for now

Novel nanoparticle boosts six different medical-imaging techniques

Particle enables deep-tissue, PET and photoacoustic imaging, as well as CT scanning

European Physical Society cautions against Horizon 2020 budget cuts

Society warns against removing €2.7bn from research pot

'Golden stars' pulsate in a strange, non-chaotic way

Discovery could shed light on the physics that drives stellar oscillations

Smaller fusion reactors could deliver big gains

Tokamak Energy says that "fusion power gain" does not depend on the size of the reactor

Physicists reveal new way of cooling large objects with light

Demonstration could lead to "stable optical springs" for gravitational-wave detectors

Quantum random walk puts a limit on superposition

Caesium atom violates "macrorealistic" assumptions

Geophysicists blast their way to the bottom of tectonic plates

Seismic-imaging method takes best "picture" yet of slippery zone beneath plates

Dark matter seen in the Milky Way's core

Astronomers provide the first direct evidence that dark matter abounds in the inner part of our galaxy

Particle pioneer Val Fitch dies at 91

US physicist discovered fundamental symmetry violation in the decay of K-mesons

Planck pins down the end of the cosmic 'dark ages'

Star formation began 100 million years later than previously thought