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Vienna demonstration shows that the technology can boost data capacity of laser beams over long distances.

Rocket experiment captures glow attributed to renegade stars in intergalactic space.

Rate of infection in Liberia seems to plateau, raising questions over the usefulness of models in an outbreak.

Radical theory proposes that interactions between classical worlds can explain some quantum phenomena.

X-ray data hinting at axion particles draw interest and cautionary warnings.

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues to rage, with the number of people infected roughly doubling every 3–4 weeks. More than 8,000 people are thought to have contracted the disease, and almost half of those have died, according to the World Health Organization. Although these estimates are already staggering, the situation on the ground means that not all cases and deaths are being reported, so the true extent is likely to be much greater.

Organisms living in carbonate rock provide a previously unrecognized sink for the greenhouse gas.

Sharpest pictures yet of the ocean basins reveal uncharted volcanoes and other geological wonders.

Infants with mysterious conditions stand to benefit — but technique raises ethical questions.