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News: December 2011

What lies ahead for 2012?

We dust off our crystal ball and predict the key events in physics for next year

Our favourite pictures of 2011

From Batman under the microscope to dancing black holes

Our top videos of the year

From superconductivity to classical music

Physics World's 2011 Books of the Year

Find out who has won Physics World's prestigious Book of the Year award

Physics World reveals its top 10 breakthroughs for 2011

Work on the fundamentals of quantum mechanics take the top gong

Physicists weigh up Higgs signals

So has the Higgs revealed itself at the LHC?

Higgs hunters close in on their quarry

Evidence emerges for a 126 GeV/c2 Higgs boson

Are pulsars giant 'neutromagnets'?

Physicists say permanent magnetism could explain observations

Corrosion carves out 3D nanostructures

New technique can produce nanoscale cages, boxes and other hollow structures

New ink prints graphene electronics

Inkjet process makes better flexible transistors

Latest Fermi studies find no trace of dark matter

Measurements do not necessarily contradict past evidence, physicists say

Energy balance points to man-made climate change

New model is more intuitive, say physicists

String-theory calculations describe 'birth of the universe'

Matrix approach whittles down dimensions

Voyager sets sights on Milky Way

Galactic radiation seen for the first time

Cavity spectroscopy does carbon dating

New technique is compact and low cost

Diamonds entangled at room temperature

Two large crystals put into quantum superposition

Radio-wave excess could point to dark matter

ARCADE data suggest a fairly light dark-matter particle