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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: August 2008


A light in the dark?

For the last 10 years physicists in Italy have been claiming to have directly detected dark matter, which is believed to make up 23% of the universe. Edwin Cartlidge finds out why their results continue to create controversy


Fame or footnote?

The award of a Nobel prize can leave some deserving researchers empty-handed

A question of trust

Scientists and those people with religious convictions may have sharply contrasting beliefs, says Robert P Crease, but does that forbid them from having stimulating conversation?


Postmodernism, politics and religion

Philip Anderson looks at what Sokal the hoaxer did next

Blog life: Michael Nielsen

Michael Nielsen looks at science publishing