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News

CERN celebrates 60 years of science

Particle physics lab hosts huge variety of events to mark diamond jubilee

Big Bang ruled out as origin of lithium-6

Observed over-abundance of key isotope could point to new physics

Ion beams simulate nuclear-reactor damage

Seven years in a reactor recreated in just four days

Neutrinos spotted from Sun's main nuclear reaction

"Direct confirmation" supports the standard solar model

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