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First Quantum suspends work at Mauritania copper, gold mine
First Quantum Minerals has suspended operations at the Guelb Moghrein copper and gold mine in Mauritania, where days of worker protests over pay left one person dead over the weekend.
Higgs triumph opens up field of dreams
The key quantity is the particle's spin - a defining quantum-mechanical property. According to theory, the Higgs boson's spin must be zero.
Artificial jellyfish built from rat cells
Bioengineers have made an artificial jellyfish using silicone and muscle cells from a rat's heart. The synthetic creature, dubbed a medusoid, looks like a flower with eight petals.
Nature Publishing Group wins long-running libel trial
However, this does not undermine the observation that deep in these ideas there is a correct principle at work, which could be the mysterious role played by Cantor sets in quantum physics and their contradictory but acceptable properties. 3- It is ...
Cosmic survey finds global appeal
“It was limited purely by the number of hours I could stay awake.” By the end ... However, the first round of fund-raising has been closed to new partners, and Tyson says that some astronomers in countries such as France are disappointed that they ...
Arsenic-loving bacterium needs phosphorus after all
The samples that Wolfe-Simon's team had used for their original experiments apparently contained larger concentrations of phosphorus than was first thought, Vorholt adds. In a statement, Science said: “The new research shows that GFAJ-1 does not break ...
Facebook 'likes' the scientific method
Nature has learned that the social-networking website is considering giving researchers limited access to the petabytes of data that it has amassed on the preferences and behaviour of its almost one billion users.
Turkey cracks down on academic freedom
Now, an international network is launching a campaign to support Turkish scientists whose academic rights it considers to have been violated.
Physicists declare victory in Higgs hunt
Over the years, measurements of other particles have verified the model to astonishing precision, building the case for the existence of the Higgs, says Tom Kibble of Imperial College London, another theorist who first predicted the particle. "The ...
Genomes and fossil faeces track the first Americans
For decades, archaeologists assumed that the first Americans were the 'Clovis' people, who left distinctive spear points all over the American Midwest and Southwest around 13,000 years ago.