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Nano Futures publishes its first issue

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Faces of Physics: a nuclear-powered PhD

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How politicians misuse and mangle science

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Features

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A gateway to the biological world

Optical physicist Gail McConnell discusses how novel biomedical imaging techniques are changing the kinds of questions biologists can ask

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Just beyond our fingertips

An optical glucose sensor would be a boon for millions of people with diabetes. So why hasn’t someone built one yet? Kate Bechtel discusses the factors standing in the way

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Of minds and marches

Despite an ambivalence for science marches, Robert P Crease reveals why he went on one

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How to stop the science saboteurs

With the rise of “fake news and alternative facts”, Dave Levitan’s Not A Scientist is vital if troubling reading, says Tara Shears

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Clash of the particle people

Tommaso Dorigo’s book tells personal tales of the CDF Collaboration, but these are buried under technical detail, says Gavin Hesketh

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