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black hole merger

BIG GULP  Gravitational waves may have revealed a black hole in the process of swallowing up a neutron star (illustrated). If confirmed, the event would be the first of its kind ever seen.    

vaccine syringe

VACCINE NEEDED  Researchers reported promising results in a test in humans for a vaccine against chlamydia, which causes around 131 million new infections worldwide each year.

carbon ring

ONE RING  Scientists have created a new form of carbon consisting of 18 atoms arranged in a ring, illustrated here with data from an atomic force microscope. Bonds between atoms are alternately longer and shorter, giving the ring nine sides.

cargo ship

CALM WATERS  A new cloaking technique might help prevent waves from rocking ships loading cargo in ports.



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