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Our pick of the latest physics stories from around the world wide web.

Shrinking ice caps confirmed

Credit: flickr/gilad_rom


Researchers have used results from the past 20 years to confirm that some areas of the polar ice caps are melting.

Ice found on Mercury

CREDIT: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington/National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center, Arecibo Observatory


Ice has been detected in the craters on Mercury by the MESSENGER satellite.

A new partner for ExoMars

Credit: ESA


Russian Federation Space Agency is teaming up with ESA to work on the ExoMars mission.

Curiosity has made a big discovery but NASA won't tell yet

Credit: NASA


Curiosity has made a discovery that is one for the history books but NASA are double checking first before revealing it.

Higg Boson is plain vanilla Higgs

Credit: CERN


Latest finding from the LHC at CERN indicate the Higgs Boson found is the standard model Higgs.

Quasars highlight the role of dark energy in the formation of the universe.

Credit: SDSS


Scientists have studied the evolution of quasars to find out new details about dark energy.

New exoplanet with Earth like climate


A new super Earth sized exoplanet has been discovered which could have a climate similar to the Earth's.

'No methane yet' says Curiosity

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems


Curiosity has found no evidence of methane on the surface of Mars so far

Astronauts fix ISS ammonia leak

Credit: NASA


Astronauts aboard the ISS have fixed an ammonia leak

Curiosity samples soil with x-rays

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS


The first sample of Mars was analysised by Curiosity's x-ray diffraction tool CheMin.