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Print edition: October 2005


A global role for physics

How can physics help people in developing nations?

Probing the antiworld

The difference between matter and antimatter

Antiprotonic helium

A most unusual atom

Shedding light on life

From epidemics to gene expression


Carbon copies are superconductors

Physics identifies musical tastes

Nanomagnets come together

Doing work while you walk

Return of the anyon

News & Analysis

Web search sparks planetary dispute

First light for African telescope

Hermann Bondi 1919-2005: Final steady-state pioneer dies

Chernobyl led to just 50 deaths

Plans for Moon landings unveiled

Scientists respond to storm damage

Astronomers get virtual observatory

X-ray lab clears first hurdle

American students flock to physics

A giant leap for nanodroplets

Working in the shadow of Galileo

Tiny department tops research rankings

Europe launches express mission to planet hell

The challenges for Africa

Doing astronomy in Namibia

John Bahcall 1934-2005


Global challenges

The World Conference on Physics and Sustainable Development is being held this month

Do names matter?

When is a planet not a planet?


Innovation for all nations

Critical Point

Intelligent Design


The greatest equation

Mass, energy and the meaning of relativity

Words and meaning

A life without bombs


Secret lives of the solar system

The ever changing world of the planets

Seeing red over white dwarfs

The life and times of Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Shelf life: John Rigden

In a minority of one


The rewards of green energy

Once a physicist:Helen Willetts

Institute of Physics awards 2006

Z-pinch pioneers honoured

Lateral Thoughts

Black holes and the German Reichstag