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Nuclear & particle physics

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News

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

China pursues 52 km collider project

250 GeV machine proposed

Strontium's nuclear 'spin symmetry' revealed

Discovery will be crucial for building yet more precise atomic clocks

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