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Researchers at the University of Basel in Switzerland say that they have made the first ever direct measurements of the strength of the tiny van der Waals forces passing between individual atoms. Though weak compared with covalent bonds, van der Waals forces are fundamental for the function of biological systems and define the properties of many organic compounds.

2016-09-16 HUGE MARS LAKES FORMED MUCH MORE RECENTLY THAN THOUGHT. Mars may have been able to support life for much longer than scientists had thought.

2016-01-20 ANCIENT QUASARS IN DISTANT GALAXIES CAUGHT SWITCHING ON SUDDENLY. It should take at least thousands of years for the black holes at the centres of galaxies to become glowing quasars but a handful have blazed into life in less than 10

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