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In the wake of Fukushima

Steven Judge and Hiroyuki Kuwahara report on efforts to monitor radioactive contamination in areas near Japan's stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station

Venus: it's now or never

As next month's transit of Venus nears, Jay M Pasachoff examines the science and history of these exceptionally rare events

The perfect storm

Richard Corfield investigates the science behind the sinking of the Titanic

How to forecast an earthquake

Edwin Cartlidge investigates the latest in earthquake forecasting

Finding jobs in hard times

How can you best stand out in today's graduate job market?

Fermilab's next frontier

Margaret Harris learns about Fermilab's plans for the post-Tevatron era

Ad astra! To the stars!

Sidney Perkowitz explores how we might achieve interstellar travel

Quiz of the year 2011

Think you know what happened in the world of physics this year? Try our quiz

Cocktail physics

Naveen N Sinha and David A Weitz reveal the science behind this tasty topic

Firm takes middle ground to fusion

Fusion demonstrator could cost fraction of a standard reactor, as Hamish Johnston reports

A taste of the exotic

Paddy Regan outlines the key challenges for nuclear physicists 100 years after Rutherford's great discovery

Vacuum Expo hosts a range of technical meetings

Symposia on thin films and vacuum science set for Coventry

Relativity's new revolution

David Appell explains why rogue black holes could be cannonballing through the universe

Big science in a big world

James Poskett explores how Ernest Rutherford, who 100 years ago revealed his proposal of the atom's structure, also helped to pioneer modern international science

Neutron target station takes the heat

Michael Banks looks at a novel approach to cooling the proton target at the European Spallation Source