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News

Fermilab’s NOvA neutrino experiment kicks off

Five-year-long construction of giant US neutrino experiment complete

Dark matter could light up giant mirror

Low-cost detector is designed to glimpse "hidden photons"

Nobel laureate Martin Perl dies at 87

Particle-physics pioneer who discovered the tau lepton shared the 1995 prize

New approach to fusion delivers copious neutrons

Magnetic fields and laser drive reaction

In depth

Leadership required

As CERN celebrates its 60th anniversary this month, Sharon Ann Holgate finds out what's expected of the lab's next director-general

Fantasy physics for nuclear testers

Edwin Cartlidge previews the ultimate role-playing game when physicists will scour Jordan for signs of a fictitious nuclear test

Patenting science

Do patents hinder fundamental research? Robert P Crease wants your view

Hunting for neutrinos

Neutrino science gets a turn in the popular-physics limelight as Brian Clegg reviews an accessible new account of the field's history