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In depth: July 2009

Features

The quantum life

The idea that quantum mechanics can explain many fundamental aspects of life is resurging, as Paul Davies reveals

Darwin’s legacy

Born 200 years ago, Charles Darwin is rightly celebrated for his work explaining the origin of species. But in setting a new standard for what an explanation of nature should be like, he also had a huge impact on physics and cosmology, as Leonard Susskind explains

Opinion

In praise of Darwin

Darwin was no physicist, but his approach to science will be familiar to us

How physics can inspire biology

Alexei Kornyshev thinks that physicists and biologists are now working more closely together than ever before, but that barriers to closer collaboration still exist

The call of the wild

Robert P Crease talks to a former string theorist who found what he wanted in science when he applied the tools of physics to fundamental questions in biology

Reviews

Between chance and necessity

Andrew Steane reviews Stuart Kauffman's Reinventing the Sacred

Beyond Einstein's gravity

Web life: Foldit

How protein folding can be fun