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Print edition: June 2006


Gravity's dark side

Doing without dark matter

Spotting a fake

Telling natural and synthetic diamonds apart

A new angle on throwing

How to throw further in football

Hurricane force

Tracking the course of hurricanes


UFOs debunked


Quantum gases trapped in 3D

New angle on planet tilts

Cosmological recycling

Geometric twist to Newton's bucket

The price is bright

News & Analysis

Antinuclear call to arms

In fear of a nuclear arms race

Physicists eye dark-energy mysteries

Giant telescope moves closer to reality

Antimatter probe targets cosmic rays

Hot topics in physics revealed

US launches science library for Iraq

UK told to bury its radioactive waste

The Scandinavian secret to waste disposal

Silence is golden at new lab in Bristol

Rapid-repeat accelerator sets record

America re-enters the neutron race


Waste matters

The need for a nuclear repository

Words matter

Physicists should stick to physics

Changing times

Muslim astronauts pray for help

Art-science stitch up


Engineering a better physicist

How to think like an engineer

Critical Point

Just a theory


Education belittled

Fusion challenge

Frosty response

Pretty appalling

Going for a wander


Small returns for nanoscience?

Who are the nanotech pioneers?

Story of a vintage century

Top papers of the 20th century

Small returns for nanoscience?

Shelf life: Michael Rowan-Robinson

Story of a vintage century


Biologists look for a physical connection

Once a physicist: Michael Foale

Lateral Thoughts

Why 'wow' will not work