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Dec 11, 2014

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One amazing moment

Robert P Crease reveals this year's under-the-radar centenary

The physics of cancer

Cécile Sykes talks to Physics World about the roles physics can play in cancer studies

Pinning down the elusive Majorana fermion

Carlo Beenakker talks to Physics World about Majorana fermions

Lessons learned by leading OPERA man

Antonio Ereditato talks to Physics World about the superluminal-neutrino episode

Transit watching

Robert P Crease unveils a key finding from this year's transit of Venus

Planning the world's next collider

Lyn Evans on what comes next after CERN's Large Hadron Collider

Sporting knowledge

Robert P Crease wonders if athletes really "know" the laws of physics

Introducing the higgson

Gordon Fraser and Michael Riordan explain why the Higgs boson should be called simply the "higgson"

Peter Higgs in the spotlight

Peter Higgs speaks to Physics World about his life in science and the search for the eponymous boson in a special audio interview

Quantum guidebooks

Robert P Crease surveys the many tour guides to the quantum world

Atmospheric tales

Robert P Crease asks why the discovery of Venus's atmosphere is still so controversial

Neil deGrasse Tyson makes the case for space exploration

Grand visions for space "trigger a wave of innovation", says US astrophysicist

The cat that never dies

Robert P Crease explains the enduring fascination with Schrödinger's cat

Geoengineering: the pitfalls and politics

US geoscientist Ken Caldeira explains why he has reservations about tinkering with the climate

When the Earth's magnetic field flips

French geophysicist Vincent Courtillot discusses why the Earth's magnetic field occasionally flips