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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

Opinion

To change the world

Robert P Crease finds insights into how to promote science from an unlikely source

Richard Feynman: far more than a practical joker

Lawrence Krauss is interviewed about his new Richard Feynman biography

Probing potential PhDs

Robert P Crease calls for your thoughts on how best to pick out PhD students

Many universes, many theories

String theorist Brian Greene talks to Margaret Harris about his latest book

The planet hunter

Alan Boss on the search for a second Earth

Once a physicist: Rob Cook

The vice-president of advanced technology at Pixar Animation Studios discusses his career

Knocking on the Higgs' door

Lisa Randall on the future of particle physics

Michio Kaku looks to the physics of the future

String theorist describes his laboratory of the mind

The physicist who tames lightning

Joseph Dwyer on why we still know very little about this spectacular phenomenon

Bird's eye view of Earth's magnetism

Erik Gauger explains how birds possess quantum compasses for navigation

Creating Gyrangle

Robert P Crease is enthralled by an exotic structure made of 490 hollowed-out triangles

Pyramid metrologists

Robert P Crease looks at strange attempts to use the Great Pyramid of Giza as a measurement standard

Eric Cornell: an experimental maestro

Nobel laureate on why it pays to be an 'oscilloscope and laser guy'

Au revoir, kilogram

Robert P Crease witnesses one of the last inspections of the official SI kilogram standard

Bronx physics

Robert P Crease on why one New York school has produced seven Nobel-prize winners