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The dark universe: can a scientist battling long Covid unlock the mysteries of the cosmos?
The long read: Since being laid low with the virus more than a year ago, Catherine Heymans can only operate in half-hour bursts. But her work could still change the way we understand the universe

Alex Blasdel

02, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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John Jefferson obituary
Other lives: Theoretical physicist who overcame early disadvantage to enjoy a distinguished scientific career at Dera in Malvern

Tim Sluckin

31, Mar, 2023 @4:20 PM

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A Brief History of Time is ‘wrong’, Stephen Hawking told collaborator
Thomas Hertog worked with cosmologist on a new book after he shared his doubts about A Brief History of Time

Robin McKie Science Editor

19, Mar, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Everything Everywhere All at Once: could the multiverse be real?
The film Everything Everywhere All at Once has enjoyed critical acclaim and awards success. Ahead of the Oscars, where it’s tipped to sweep the board, Ian Sample speaks to theoretical physicist and philosopher Sean Carroll about why we seem to be drawn to the idea of multiple worlds, and what the science says about how the multiverse might actually work

Presented by Ian Sample; produced by Madeleine Finlay and Eli Block; sound designed by Tony Onuchukwu, and executive produced by Ellie Bury

09, Mar, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Heidy Mader obituary
Other lives: Scientist who helped develop the Wispa bar for Cadbury before turning to the study of volcanic eruptions

Ed Llewellin

06, Mar, 2023 @7:43 PM

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Back to the father: the scientist who lost his dad – and resolved to travel to 1955 to save him
After losing his beloved father when he was 10, Ronald Mallett read HG Wells and Einstein. They inspired his eminent career as a theoretical physicist – and his lifelong ambition to build a time machine

Daniel Lavelle

01, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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John Harries obituary
Physicist who designed and developed innovative instruments that provided evidence of changes in the Earth’s atmosphere

Joanna Haigh

16, Feb, 2023 @4:59 PM

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Lazy movie stereotypes that put women off science | Brief letters
Letters: Film-makers should retire the cliche of the lone male scientific genius, says Rachel Youngman of the Institute of Physics

15, Feb, 2023 @5:18 PM

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Dark energy could be created inside black holes, scientists claim
Conclusion comes after comparison of growth rates of black holes in different galaxies

Ian Sample Science editor

15, Feb, 2023 @5:13 PM

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‘Less clumpy’ universe may suggest existence of mysterious forces
Survey could mean there is a crucial component missing from so-called standard model of physics

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

31, Jan, 2023 @6:22 PM

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Dark energy ‘chameleon trap’ wins £100,000 prize for Nottingham scientist
Ingeniously simple lab experiment led by Prof Clare Burrage recognised by Blavatnik awards

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

22, Jan, 2023 @6:39 PM

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Scientists steer lightning bolts with lasers for the first time
Demo during heavy storms at top of a Swiss mountain involved firing powerful laser pulses at thunderclouds

Ian Sample Science editor

16, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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