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Editor's choice

Jan 19, 2014

A special free-to-read digital edition containing 10 of our very best feature articles on the science and applications of light

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


Looking at the sky from under water

Antoine Kouchner and Véronique Van Elewyck explain why the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea is the ideal place to look for neutrinos from space

On the receiving end

Alaina G Levine looks at how science philanthropy is impacting on US physics

20,000 pings under the sea

Jon Willis explores the landscape of giant smoking chimneys in the depths of the Pacific to find clues about life on ocean worlds

Behold the bubbly ocean

Helen Czerski faces stormy seas in the pursuit of bubbles, trying to decipher how these tiny pockets of gas in the ocean influence the planet

Land of milk and neutrons

Erik Brok and Søren Roi Midtgaard describe how neutron-based measurements are helping dairy firms understand the complex structure of milk


Opening up the physics closet

Michael Falk calls on physicists to create a better environment for minorities

What philosophers do

Robert P Crease explains what philosophers of physics get up to

The scientific sublime

Robert P Crease identifies a physics experiment that philosophers would dub “sublime”

Making space

Robert P Crease reveals that space is not always as we know it

Serving the public

Congressman Bill Foster calls on more physicists to get involved at all levels of government and politics


Uncertainty and punk physicists

Tony and Olivier-Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens on quantum mechanics and how it inspired his new play Heisenberg: the Uncertainty Principle

Animal magic

Furry Logic, with its puns and wordplay, does an excellent job in covering the latest research in biophysics, and covers a huge range of animals, writes Mark Denny

Colouring outside the lines

Tushna Commissariat reviews Visions of Numberland and Phases of Matter – two science-themed colouring books for adults

Tale of two physicists

The Quantum Labyrinth is an interesting look at the working relationship between the “calm and elegant Wheeler” and the “flamboyant, excitable Feynman”, writes Philip Ball

Science at the Fringe

Andrew Glester visits this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe and reviews three of the several science-themed shows there