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Print edition: February 1999

Features

Colluding over colloids

Colossal magnetoresistance

New opportunities for EU researchers

Nicholas Kurti

Geoffrey Bryant

Physics in Action

Excitations in exotic superconductors

Optical biosensors tackle the problem of drug abuse

Hydrogen clusters get critical

Post-deadline

New ripples in beta decay

Juggling with time

Electron waves in nanotubes

News & Analysis

Physics and biology link up in US

First hint of element 114 seen in Dubna

Science beats recession

Earth's poles may switch

Large facilities face cuts

Germany set to abandon nuclear power

Physicist on the bright side of the law

Gemini awaits first light

Relaunching Italy's space programme

New telescope for Japan

Slim-line GEC turns to telecoms market

French researchers are told to innovate

Germany ups science spending

UK reshuffles science - again

Size counts with students

US decides on tritium source

Research panel boss chosen

Editorial

Physics versus the law

Feedback

What is truth?

Clouding the issue

Physics, economics and Hollywood

Reviews

Challenging views of technology

How to sharpen your presentation skills

The Deep Hot Biosphere, Thomas Gold

The Golem at Large: What You Should Know About Technology and The Golem: What You Should Know About Science, Harry Collins and Trevor Pinch

Handbook of Science Communication, Anthony Wilson