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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: May 2008


GLAST goes for blast-off

NASA's GLAST gamma-ray mission is set to shed light on some of nature's most extreme astrophysical processes


Embargoed science

Embargoes may have their faults but they mask wider problems in science communication

Passing of a legend

The death of John Wheeler has robbed physics of one of its last links with Bohr and Einstein

The Bohr paradox

Robert P Crease explains why Niels Bohr's towering role in the history of physics can be difficult to appreciate


Mission impossible

Gordon Fraser examines media-darling Michio Kaku's views on the physics of the impossible

Blog Life: Star Stryder

Pamela Gay on life as an astronomer and science communicator