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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


Evaluations evaluated

Robert P Crease reports on your suggestions for evaluating PhD candidates

Neutrons for the future at the Institut Laue-Langevin

Andrew Harrison talks about how the Grenoble lab hopes to maintain its world-class position

Ultracold neutrons probe the particle-physics frontier

Peter Geltenbort and Oliver Zimmer describe the exotic neutron physics done at ILL

The end of astronomy's golden age?

Garth Illingworth warns that cancelling the James Webb Space Telescope will harm US astronomy

Leading by example

Robert P Crease pays tribute to President Bush's late science adviser John Marburger

Vacuum chief looks to new horizons

J J Pireaux explains how IUVSTA is reaching out to developing nations

Philosophy rules

Robert P Crease explains why philosophy is so essential

The real impact of impact

Mark Blamire warns of the danger of forcing physicists to prove their work has "impact"

So long, Tevatron

Fermilab physicist Chris Quigg reflects on the decision to close the Tevatron

Closing in on dark matter

Audio interview with Fermilab's Dan Hooper about dark-matter theories and the prospects for discovery

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