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Print edition: April 2006


Does hot water freeze first?

The mysterious Mpemba effect

Quantum turbulence

In a spin over quantum fluids

Staying in tune with physics

Pitch-perfect science

Pushing nuclei to the extreme

No limits for nuclear physics


Entagled photons on demand

Bosons form quantum threesome

The oldest explosion in the universe

How to calculate hardness

Retrieving data from a black hole

Saturn's moon erupts

X-rays scaled down

Scientists solve mystery of the inner ear

News & Analysis

Fresh doubts over bubble fusion

New direction for cosmic radiation

NASA set to chop science funding

Second life for European ice mission

Search begins for alien laser pulses

Physicist bags religion prize

New Editor for Physics World

Mars water mission passes key test

An astronomical blast from the past

The pop-star professor

Nuclear future for China

...but nuclear is not the answer for the UK

Speculation greets unexpected resignation of lab boss

Antiproton co-discoverer dies


Two decades on

Future of superconductors lies in the lab

The Mpemba effect

Hot topic in freezing

A future for nuclear power

Embracing the nuclear option for energy

Critical Point

Off-hand remarks


Blue-sky thinking

Understanding why blue is the colour

Getting into the swing

A precession of pendulums

Shelf life: Luciano Maiani

Travelling beyond physics

Blue-sky thinking

Getting into the swing


The nuclear alternative

Lateral Thoughts

Star quality