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Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

'Momentum microscope' measures quantum correlations

Many-body problem solved for colliding condensates

Flash Physics: Dead galaxy mystifies astronomers, a photon dam bursts, Space Industry Bill for the UK

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

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Nano Futures publishes its first issue


We're proud to announce the publication of the first batch of papers from Nano Futures, covering the breadth of nanoscale science and research. All papers published in the first volume of the journal will be free to read throughout 2017.

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Faces of Physics: a nuclear-powered PhD

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How politicians misuse and mangle science

Podcast Exploring the issues behind Dave Levitan's timely new book Not a Scientist



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


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



Of minds and marches

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



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


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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