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Mar 10, 2014

Download your free copy of our special issue "New ways to teach and learn physics", which is packed with the latest techniques, tips and trends in physics education

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Features, opinions and reviews from the world’s top physicists and professional science writers

Features

A little help from the crowd

Jon Cartwright looks at how physicists are using crowdfunding to back research as well as commercial projects

The STEM shortage paradox

Industry is crying out for more people with scientific and technical skills. So why can't STEM graduates find enough jobs? Margaret Harris investigates

Rendezvous with a comet

Matt Taylor braces himself as Europe's Rosetta craft gets set to land a probe on a comet for the first time next month

Leadership required

As CERN celebrates its 60th anniversary this month, Sharon Ann Holgate finds out what's expected of the lab's next director-general

Fantasy physics for nuclear testers

Edwin Cartlidge previews the ultimate role-playing game when physicists will scour Jordan for signs of a fictitious nuclear test

Opinion

Bell's theorem still tolls

Robert P Crease marks 50 years of the famous proof of entanglement in quantum physics

Celebrating the mind

Robert P Crease marks the centenary of the birth of Martin Gardner

The right questions

Robert P Crease links philosophy with optical creatures called brittlestars

Gardening in space

Robert P Crease on the success story of a courgette in space

Mathematical bridges

Robert P Crease looks at a mathematics conference that could teach physicists a thing or two

Reviews

3000 years of questions

An argument for reconnecting science with its philosophic, artistic and theological roots, reviewed by John Singleton

Between the lines

A collection of essays about "surprising science" and a primer on quantum entanglement, cryptography and nonlocality, reviewed by Margaret Harris

Stalin's scientists

A multifaceted portrait of scientific life in the Soviet Union, reviewed by Asif Siddiqi

Web life: Particle Clicker

Build your own simulated particle-physics experiment, one mouse click at a time

Unearthing Newton's papers

The fate of Isaac Newton's manuscripts after his death provides an interesting footnote to the great scientist's life, according to Matin Durrani