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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

News: December 2015

The world of physics in 2016

Find out more about the key physics events of the coming year – and those we predict might happen

International Year of Light draws to a close

Successful year marked by thousands of events held in more than 100 countries worldwide

Quest to understand 'nothing' wins Physics World's 2015 Book of the Year

Amanda Gefter's Trespassing on Einstein's Lawn takes top honour

Our favourite pictures of 2015

From bursting balloons and fossils under a laser to visions of Pluto and gravitationally lensed supernovae

Akatsuki space mission reaches Venus after five-year detour

Spacecraft "is in good health", says Japanese space agency

Double quantum-teleportation milestone is Physics World 2015 Breakthrough of the Year

Jian-Wei Pan and Chaoyang Lu of the University of Science and Technology of China bag this year's award

Electron lifetime is at least 66,000 yottayears

Charge conservation stands the test of time at the Borexino experiment

Pierre Auger cosmic-ray observatory set for expansion

Scintillation detectors will be added to the 1660 existing Cerenkov detectors spread across Argentina

Algae 'breaststroke' is synchronized from within

Internal fibres co-ordinate flagella, not fluid forces, say biophysicists

Magnetic fields near the Milky Way's black hole seen for the first time

Event Horizon Telescope clearly resolves dynamical features at the event horizon

Hawaiian court throws out Thirty Meter Telescope building permit

Construction of the $1.4bn TMT set for delays, as opposition hardens

Launch of LISA Pathfinder probe heralds new era in search for gravitational waves

Concept mission will test whether a space-based gravitational-wave observatory is feasible

Universe's missing mass found in the cosmic web

Long, diaphanous filaments contain vast amounts of ordinary matter

New laser creates a swirling vortex of light

Topological-defect laser could be used to manipulate tiny particles