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CERN makes first precise measurements of antihydrogen

Physicists edges a step closer to understanding antimatter after making the first precise measurements of antihydrogen’s electric charge.

Cunning respiratory bacteria help each other survive

Swedish research reveals how bacteria supply each other with vital iron.

Wild salmon can adapt to climate change

Atlantic salmon are more capable of withstanding temperature changes than scientists had thought.

Ice age water found under the Baltic Sea and Kattegat

For the first time ever researchers have drilled deep into the seabed under Kattegat and the Baltic Sea. The drillings have revealed that hidden under the sea there is freshwater that could date back to the ice age.

Missing link found on sharks

On any visit to a rocky seashore, you are likely to spot barnacles, unoffendingly stuck to hard surfaces. But barnacles in a fjord in Norway have become parasites that eat fish through feeding stems.

What can we learn from natural disasters?

Researchers are debating whether natural disasters can teach us something about human behaviour, and if so, whether that insight could be used to protect us in the future.

How important is the nose?

New experiments show how important the human nose is to our appearance.

Higgs: a scientific delight or a painful headache?

CERN releases new findings on the Higgs boson that once again brings the future of particle physics into question.

Poised to hunt for next particles

The Higgs boson has been found. But a search will soon start for an entire swarm of new particles – fundamental ones which can show whether the universe is supersymmetrical.

Public helps scientists scout species

Public involvement in recording observations is growing increasingly popular round the world. Members of the general public in Norway have to date made an impressive 10.7 million registrations.

Global warming favours light-coloured insects

Climate change is forcing some insects to flee to colder areas, new study reveals. This spells change for ecosystems all over Europe.

Fish choose a collision course

Flying insects steer away from objects to avoid collisions, but fish swim toward them at full speed.