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Hidden lake on Mars raises questions

22 January 2019

Gemma Conroy

Radar data of the red planet’s south pole had scientists deliberating over the possibilities. Could it really be liquid water?

China's place among the stars

8 January 2019

Mark Zastrow

The FAST telescope dish, stretching half a kilometre, will thrust China’s radio astronomers into a role of global leadership.

Data brief: Citizen science papers have more impact

23 November 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

Public involvement in science has citation benefits, but these are often fleeting.