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Issue 64: Catastrophe on the horizon
How to strengthen carbon fibre composites.
Carbon, the basis of organic life, could have reached the Earth via a buckyball.
A distant galaxy has a freak black hole at its centre.
A rare sea creature can teach us about the eye's evolution.
A human-sized centrifuge could counteract muscle wasting and bone loss in space
Astrophysicists detect one of the brightest and most enigmatic objects in the Universe.
Plutonium powers New Horizons' study of Pluto but our stocks are running low.
Wind turbine blades make less noise when modified with an owlish design.
New maps are shining a light on the skin’s varied surface
Research into swine flu vaccine will make future vaccines safer.
Smoky skies are playing havoc with our weather.
We still can’t say with certainty how many species
live on our planet.
A tree fungus exerts its effects by nourishing beneficial gut bacteria.
Have we finally glimpsed the first stars in the Universe?
In Southeast Asia, demand for caged songbirds is decimating wild populations.
Gases in the red planet's rocks could sustain Martian microbes.
Shifting gravitational forces create chaos for the solar system's oddest orbits.
Blood cells found in fossilied bones might show how dinosaurs evolved into birds.
Thornbills mimic the distressed calls of other species to protect their young.
Startling anatomical discovery could inspire new treatments for Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases.
Coronal mass ejections from the Sun can wreak havoc on Earth.
A new alloy can return to its original shape 10 million times.
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