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Print edition: January 2008

Features

The enigmatic snowflake

Exploring a natural mystery

The spintronics challenge

Making the most of electronic spin

Dancing with physics

A novel way of bringing Newton's laws to life

Quanta

Twin paradox

In a parallel world

Moneymaker

Santa spotted?

Frontiers

Axion experiments called into doubt

Coulomb test proposed

Probe likens young Venus to Earth

Wet sand goes with flow

Flytrap inspires optics

News & Analysis

Funding bombshell hits UK physics

Reactor shutdown delays medical procedures

Intel founder gives £200m for telescope

Labor government tackles science

Spin pioneer dies

CERN reveals next director general

Nobel laureate parts with winnings

UK physicist takes key fusion post

Italian village leads lighting revolution

Dublin centre sees light of day

Warp speed ahead

The optimistic heretic

Editorial

The £80m black hole

UK physics could be irreparably damaged by an £80m funding shortfall

Critical Point

The last of its breed

Robert P Crease on the new online Dictionary of Scientific Biography

Feedback

Computer concerns

Satellite myths

Physdamentalism

Reviews

Healing the mental scars

Blog life: The Quantum Pontiff

David Bacon reveals how quantum computing adds up

Taking the trip of a lifetime

The physics of time travel

Rocket man

Law and order

Food for thought

Careers

Generating job options

Life in the nuclear industry

Careers and people

Once a physicist: Tony Hey

Microsoft's vice president for external research explains what he does

Lateral Thoughts

Post-modern physics, bathtub style