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Mysterious Neutrinos Get New Mass Estimate
Space

Mysterious Neutrinos Get New Mass Estimate

Cosmic calculations suggest how massive nature’s lightest matter particle could be

By Clara Moskowitz
The Solar System's Loneliest Planets, Revisited
Space

The Solar System's Loneliest Planets, Revisited

Thirty years after a probe visited Neptune, many scientists say now is the time to finally return to that world and Uranus

By Shannon Hall
Faced with a Data Deluge, Astronomers Turn to Automation
Space

Faced with a Data Deluge, Astronomers Turn to Automation

For better or worse, machine learning and big data are poised to transform the study of the heavens

By Anil Ananthaswamy
The Road to Fusion
Physics

The Road to Fusion

The construction of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), the world’s largest nuclear fusion experiment, is now 60 percent complete

By Giulia Pacchioni and Nature magazine
The Quest to Unlock the Secrets of the Baby Universe
Space

The Quest to Unlock the Secrets of the Baby Universe

Radio astronomers look to hydrogen for insights into the universe’s first billion years

By Davide Castelvecchi and Nature magazine

Departments

  • From the Editor

    To See or Not to See

  • News

    Future Gravitational-Wave Detectors Could Find Exoplanets, Too

  • Astronomers Spy a Black Hole Devouring a Neutron Star

  • "Qutrit" Experiments Are a First in Quantum Teleportation

  • Scientists Mull the Astrobiological Implications of an Airless Alien Planet

  • NASA Has Committed to a Rocket for the Europa Mission--and It Won't Be Ready on Time

  • Supergravity Snags Super Award: $3-Million Special Breakthrough Prize

  • Opinion

    Tardigrades Were Already on the Moon

  • Can Mars Be Made Habitable in Our Lifetime?

  • The Quantum Computing Party Hasn't Even Started Yet

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