Australia launches machine-learning centre to decrypt the personal genome
A new Australian joint venture aims to bring the age of personalised medicine closer.
Heisenberg’s effect less certain
You can’t break the laws of physics, but sometimes you can bend them.
Absence of dark matter startles astronomers
The spin of extremely old and distant galaxies shows they are dominated by regular matter rather than the dark stuff.
Black holes eject matter as well as feed off it
New modelling describes how magnetic fields drive turbulent winds that can snuff out star formation.
Nickel helps scientists iron out a core planetary mystery
Laboratory experiments offer a glimpse into why planets are not all created equal.
Temperature drop boosts Kiwi glaciers
But apparent signs of recovery in two of New Zealand’s ice floes isn’t the good news it seems.
The tricky science of tracking and predicting volcanic eruptions
Sophisticated gas monitoring devices and satellite GPS data are starting to give scientists a fighting chance of forecasting devastating blasts.
Physicists make something from nothing with ‘virtual’ particles
‘Squeezed light’ could make for an even more sensitive gravitational wave detectors.
Make a date with another dimension
The universe is a lot more complicated than many people think. Paul Davies explains.
Gold untold: trees and termite mounds hold clues to riches below
Twinkling termite mounds and sparkling acacia trees could mark the spot where veins of gold can be found in a region of Western Australia.