This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope reveals the globular cluster Messier 9 (M9) in unprecedented detail. M9 is one out of 29 globular clusters included in the Messier catalogue of 110 nebulae and star clusters. The […]

In the LHeC, an electron beam would collide with the hadron beams of the LHC to allow a rich programme of physics.

CERN tech catches the power of the Sun • LeCosPA in focused space–time endeavour • The Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture celebrates 40 years of QCD • Visits • ASACUSA’s antihydrogen research attracts grants • Becky Parker wins medal for inspirational physics teaching

Amphenol Aerospace has announced a series of rugged, micro-miniature connectors that provide more power throughout and consistent coupling by incorporating more electrical connections in a compact form. Available in shell sizes from 5 to 23, […]

L’enigma dei raggi cosmici. Le più grandi energie dell’ universo • Books received

Regenerated plant It may not be quite the same scenario as in Jurassic Park, but Svetlana Yashina and colleagues at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Puschchino managed to resurrect a 30,000-year-old Ice Age flowering plant. They […]

A big challenge in using hydrogen for energy is how to store it. Jonathan Hull of Brookhaven National Laboratory and colleagues have shown that hydrogen can be stored in an aqueous solution of formic acid, […]

As announced at the “Moriond” conference on 10 March, the LHCb collaboration has made the first observation of the decay B+ → π+μ+μ–. With a branching ratio of about 2 per 100 million decays, this is the rarest decay […]

The ATLAS experiment sent the results of more than 40 new analyses to “La Thuille”, “Moriond” and other winter conferences. These results covered the full scientific programme of the experiment, from precision measurements of Standard […]

The ATLAS and CMS collaborations are carrying out a large-scale hunt for hypothetical heavy partners of the Standard Model gauge bosons, the W and the Z. The two experiments were designed to be sensitive to […]

Although no sign of supersymmetry (SUSY) has been observed so far, it is still the front-runner as a signal for new physics that could be discovered at the LHC. Not only does it neatly solve […]

One way to look for life on other planets is to look at spectroscopic signals of the chemical composition of their atmospheres, searching for compounds such as methane or molecular oxygen, which are likely to […]

People who drink a little whisky in the hopes of helping a cold may be surprised to find that fruit flies do something similar. Neil Milan of Emory University in Atlanta and colleagues raised fruit-fly […]

Original SIN Villigen accelerator A “meson factory” of novel design is being built by SIN (Schweizerisches Institut für Nuklearforschung – Swiss Institute for Nuclear Research) at Villigen near Zurich. It involves a two-stage machine capable of accelerating […]