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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: January 2009


Breaking new ground

The ability to predict earthquakes could save thousands of lives every year. But for most scientists, knowing in advance when and where such events will happen is little more than a pipe dream. Jon Cartwright tells the story of one physicist who believes that such warnings could soon be possible.

CERN: the view from inside

An exclusive interview with CERN press chief James Gillies, who discusses media management, modified logbooks and magnet repairs


Reasons to be cheerful

The economy may be in a nosedive but there is plenty to look forward to in science this year

Read your thoughts

Letters becomes Feedback and now includes comments made to our online stories

Science toys

Tim Rowett is an avid collector of science-related toys. Robert P Crease and son drop in to play with them


Atomic arias

Oppenheimer takes centre stage, reports Robert P Crease

Web life: The Periodic Table of Videos

A periodic table with links to videos on all 118 chemical elements