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Review breathes life into Yucca Mountain nuclear-waste site

Election fall-out and NRC resignation could also tip the balance towards Nevada facility

LED firm rejects Nobel laureate's olive branch

Shuji Nakamura tried to rebuild ties with Nichia

L'Aquila verdict quashed

Six scientists have manslaughter charges successfully overturned

Fabiola Gianotti will take over as CERN boss

Particle physicist to become Geneva lab's first female director-general

In depth

3000 years of questions

An argument for reconnecting science with its philosophic, artistic and theological roots, reviewed by John Singleton

A little help from the crowd

Jon Cartwright looks at how physicists are using crowdfunding to back research as well as commercial projects

Bell's theorem still tolls

Robert P Crease marks 50 years of the famous proof of entanglement in quantum physics

Stalin's scientists

A multifaceted portrait of scientific life in the Soviet Union, reviewed by Asif Siddiqi