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Jan 19, 2014

A special free-to-read digital edition containing 10 of our very best feature articles on the science and applications of light

In depth: February 2002


Car lubricants: fact and friction

Better oils and lubricants could improve efficiency and reduce greenhouse gases

From the big bang to the eureka moment

Peter Rodgers reports from Stephen Hawking's 60th birthday celebrations


Black holes and beyond

Belief in the existence of black holes is the ultimate act of faith for a physicist

Dangers of dramatizing science

Robert Marc Friedman warns that historical characters must be portrayed carefully