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Print edition: January 2007


A revolution in bits

Why the Web is changing physics publishing

The open-access debate

The pros and cons of free-to-read papers

Talking physics in the social Web

Blogs, wikis and social tagging

Peer review steps out of the shadows

How the Web can open up peer review

The rise and rise of citation analysis

Using the Web to quantify scientific output



Water on Mars goes with the flow

Dark energy dates back longer than thought

Magnetic memory in action

To knot or not to knot

Self-erasing paper to help beat waste

News & Analysis

Hunt for the Higgs hots up

Powerful magnets boost brain research

Europe unveils new telescope plan

Can novel guitar strike right note?

Scientists unite to study snow, sea and skies

New formula for science education

Thumbs up for slimmed down nuclear facility

Seven-year plan under way

NASA outlines plans for lunar base

Axe falls on Reading physics

Novel accelerators for proton therapy


Brave new Web

Welcome to the publishing revolution


Blogging for physics

Why I like to blog

Critical Point

The lost art of the letter

Preserving paper documents


Reductionist benefits

Exam standards

Theoretical cycling

Dousing doubts

Splitting hairs


All shook up

The strange life of Charles Richter

Secret history

Lifting the veil on female physicists

Blog life: Uncertain Principles

Our new column on blogs

Read all about it

Immortal questions

Slimy science


Publish or be damned

The business of spreading knowledge

Once a physicist: Diane Beam

Capturing science on film

Careers and people

Lateral Thoughts

Learning from our mistakes

Learning from our mistakes (DUPLICATE, DO NOT MAKE LIVE)