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Astronomy, astrophysics & cosmology

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News

Could pulsars explain the positron excess?

AMS-02 dataset accounted for without dark-matter contribution

Have galactic 'radio loops' been mistaken for B-mode polarization?

Evidence for new foreground-to-BICEP2 measurements found

Interferometry tips the scales on antimatter

New proposal for measuring how antihydrogen falls under gravity

Europe launches first Sentinel satellite

Mission will monitor the Earth in unprecedented detail

In depth

We are bound by symmetry

The Universe in the Rearview Mirror is an "engaging tour of much that constitutes modern physics" with symmetry at its heart, says Matthew R Francis

Web life: Astro EDU

An online database of astronomy-themed educational activities

Between the lines

Books about the physics community in Nazi Germany, the roots of radio astronomy and a whole lot of nothing, reviewed by Margaret Harris

The lure of G

Jon Cartwright finds out why physicists are still scratching their heads over the value of the gravitational constant, "big G"