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Print edition: May 2006


Antarctica unravelled

Glaciers, physics and climate change

WMAP data put cosmic inflation to the test

The latest data on the echo of the Big Bang

Mobilizing magnetic resonance

Towards portable NMR

Sensing the extreme

From car exhausts to volcanoes


A quantum Newton's cradle

Fermilab probes antimatter flip

Nano-scale boost for superwires

Geomagnetic flip may not be random after all

Spray-on silicon

General relativity reveals its secrets

Holograms fly high

Biofocals at the flick of a switch

News & Analysis

US told to invest in particle physics

America seeks smaller nuclear stockpile

Scientists fear for future of big science

Costly RAE could be scrapped

Double whammy for lunar water mission

Nobel laureate forced out of top Korean job

Alcatel and Lucent set to merge

Physicists warn Bush over Iran

Hooke notes saved at 11th hour

Leading physicist quits research

Probing the nucleus and beyond

UK needs more neutrons

New satellite network to monitor rainfall

AIP settles editor's lawsuit

Teacher-scientist journal launched

NASA heads to the clouds


Sleeping giant

US particle physics is at a crossroads

Antarctica calling

The lure of physics in Antarctica

Critical Point

Top papers

Seeking your favourite paper


Energy debate goes on


Cosmology gets precise

A better understanding of the cosmos

Plotting the life of Descartes

The father of modern philosophy

Shelf life: Simon Singh

Why I like Harry Potter

Cosmology gets precise

Plotting the life of Descartes

Lateral Thoughts

Cooking with electricity