Having trouble thinking of a new and interesting experiment to carry out? How about asking a computer? Mario Krenn of the University of Vienna and colleagues have developed a computer program, MELVIN, which can find […]

European Molecular Biology Laboratory Speaking at CERN An agreement was signed at CERN on 10 May setting up a new European laboratory for research in molecular biology. Located at Heidelberg in the Federal Republic of Germany, it will be […]

• Images of Time: Mind, Science, Reality • Effective Field Theories • Books received

• National Technical University of Athens honours Rolf Heuer • Joel Butler elected as the new CMS spokesperson • New awards for artists at CERN • Visit

• XXII edition of the EPIPHANY Conference • Rencontres de Moriond 2016: patience and more data needed • Brainstorming on the needs of the medical field • Events calendar

Bamboo is an important fast-growing plant (up to 1 m per day has been recorded), providing structural material with high stiffness and low weight. Its stems are hollow, so to avoid collapse on bending, it has […]

A bird has been found that uses the order in which notes are combined to express meaning. Toshitaka Suzuki of the Graduate University for Advanced Studies in Hayama, Japan, and colleagues played four notes, A, […]

High-current cables can need cooling, but it might be possible to use the magnetic field itself to pull heat away. Luca de’ Medici of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble, France, has pointed out […]

A new approach to magnetic-resonant wireless-power transfer replaces a wire coil at the transmitter with a high-refractive-index dielectric resonator. Mingzhao Song of ITMO University in St Petersburg and colleagues did numerical work and made a […]

Metal in ink Charred Roman scrolls could now be readable, thanks to the fortunate inclusion of lead in Roman inks. Emmanuel Brun of the University of Grenoble and colleagues have found, using synchrotron X-ray fluorescence, and contrary to […]

In December 2015, just a few weeks after the end of the initial LHC Run 2 period recording proton–proton collisions at the world-record collision energy of 13 TeV, CMS and ATLAS presented several new results based on […]

The ALICE collaboration has studied the production of charmonium – bound states of charm and anti-charm quarks – in hadronic as well as in ultra-peripheral collisions of lead nuclei at √sNN = 2.76 TeV. In the latter case, […]

At the heart of every LHC collision are the constituents of protons: the quarks and gluons, collectively known as partons. These partons can undergo hard-scattering processes, producing a plethora of final states ranging from the […]