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News

China pursues 52 km collider project

250 GeV machine proposed

US–Russia tensions hit scientists

Russian scientists banned from Department of Energy labs as sanctions bite

Using antineutrinos to monitor nuclear reactors

State of reactor core could be verified from outside the facility

Standards lab overlooked spy agency's cryptography 'back door', say scientists

Report slams US National Institute of Standards and Technology for supporting flawed algorithm

In depth

Gardening in space

Robert P Crease on the success story of a courgette in space

Towards a more plausible dragon

"Fermi problems" make up the heart of Charles Adler's book about the science of science fiction and fantasy, says reviewer Costas Efthimiou

Web life: Super Planet Crash

A simple game based on orbital dynamics is a "gateway drug" for learning more about exoplanet science

Scientific booms and busts

An investigation of scientific skills shortages, past and present, reviewed by Margaret Harris