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Print edition: December 2001

Post-deadline

New light on the first star

In harmony with the birds

Neutrinos weigh down theorists

News & Analysis

Opening a new window on the universe

Virtual observer unifies data

The outlook looks good for weather forecasters

New paths to the ultimate theory

A raw deal for European space science

Analysts warn of reactor threat

France sets out plan for retirements

Blue-laser pioneer seeks his fair share

Tony Blair visits Institute in Wales

Bad news for Italian physicists

Physicists go for goal

Accident grounds neutrino laboratory

The secrets of success

Space station to test the new NASA boss

Physicists weigh up new budget reality

US panel backs linear collider

Critical Point

Too confident about uncertainty

Feedback

Focus on schools

Keep your balance

Reviews

Milestones of science lead to confusion

Journey into the future and the past

Striking insight into a lightning pioneer

Dip in and feel enriched

Time travel: is it science or mere fiction?

Snowflakes and symmetry

The Universe in a Nutshell, Stephen Hawking

The Science Book, Peter Tallack (ed)

How To Build a Time Machine, Paul Davies

Schonland: Scientist and Soldier, Brian Austin

Superstrings and Other Things: A Guide to Physics, Carlos Calle

Time Travel in Einstein's Universe: The Physical Possibility of Travel Through Time, J Richard Gott

Histories of the Electron: The Birth of Microphysics, Jed Buchwald and Andrew Warwick

What Shape is a Snowflake?: Magical Numbers in Nature, Ian Stewart