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Print edition: October 2000

Features

Diamonds in the sky?

Bright future for seasonal forecasts

Physics in Action

Ferromagnetic superconductor revealed

New route to electron emission

The fractional quantum Hall effect goes organic

Astronomers probe a wobbling pulsar

Electron scattering sheds light on the strong force

Post-deadline

The bubble bursts for the snapping shrimp

Frequency chains get short shift

New black hole weighs in

News & Analysis

CERN extends search for Higgs

DERA physicists prepare to go private

SOLEIL rises for French researchers

Shaky reception for VIRGO

A brave new world for Italian higher education

US seeks to lighten the post-PhD blues

Electricity warehouse will shift the balance of power

Lenses form bad vibrations

Astronomy joins battle on cancer

Europe heads for Mercury

UK faces teaching crisis

Six-year delay for US laser

Extra cash for French research

Japan pumps money into IT

Uk tackles space invaders

Top French job for physicist

Astronomy joins battle on cancer

Forum

Collaborations win in industry

Feedback

UK plasma physics in state of decline

Positive bias to paranormal claims

Institute's new president takes over

Points mean prizes

Reviews

Consequences of Chernobyl exposed

Celebrating a nation's neglected hero

Hawking: the cardboard creation

God and Stephen Hawking by Robin Hawdon

Rutherford: Scientist Supreme, John Campbell

Celebrating a nation's neglected hero

Chernobyl Record:The Definitive History of the Chernobyl Catastrophe, Richard Mould

Careers

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