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News

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

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

In depth

Web life: Crystallography365

Blogging the International Year of Crystallography, one crystal structure at a time

A cabinet of invisible curiosities

Philip Ball's book on the science – and superstition – of invisibility through the ages, reviewed by Ulf Leonhardt

Between the lines

A collection of essays about "surprising science" and a primer on quantum entanglement, cryptography and nonlocality, reviewed by Margaret Harris

Nanoscience debate rages on

Jon Cartwright looks at the debate surrounding "stripy nanoparticles"