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News

CERN accelerators come alive for LHC restart

Multitude of experiments will be switched on during the next four months

Scattered neutrons could mimic DAMA-LIBRA's 'dark matter' modulation

New model proposes muons and neutrinos produce neutron signal

Dark-matter searches get US government approval

Three experiments will close the net on dark matter

Gluons get in on proton spin

Force-carrying particles might solve "spin crisis"

In depth

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

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

Plutopia forever

Alexei Kojevnikov reviews a book about the toxic legacy and complex history of the American and Soviet plutonium programmes