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In depth: April 2009

Features

In search of the black swans

The publish-or-perish ethic too often favours a narrow and conservative approach to scientific innovation. Mark Buchanan asks whether we are pushing revolutionary ideas to the margins

Opinion

Making physics popular

Writing about physics for the public involves more than just translating complex scientific ideas into simple language, says Robert P Crease

Reviews

Beautifully strange

John Enderby describes the life of the "strangest man": Paul Dirac

Web life: The Evil Mad Scientist Project

How to electrocute a hot dog...and more