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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

Reviews

Ringing changes on vital information

How do you capture the information revolution in a museum exhibit? Andrew Robinson reviews a book with plenty to say about this challenge

Web life: Grandma Got STEM

A blog that defies expectations about who "gets" science and technology

Craft, science, early industry

James Watt and the interplay between "thinking" and "doing" in the Industrial Revolution makes for a "meaty" subject, writes Basil Mahon

A man, a plan, a bomb

The life of J Robert Oppenheimer makes for stunning drama in this Royal Shakespeare Company production, writes Margaret Harris

Nature's unknown unknowns

Seismologist Seth Stein is pleasantly surprised to find an introductory book on geophysical hazards that doesn't oversimplify this complex topic

Between the lines

A biopic of Stephen Hawking and a daily calendar of mathematical reflections, reviewed by Tushna Commissariat and Margaret Harris

To infinity, beyond and back again

Space-travel film Interstellar awes our reviewer Tushna Commissariat with an epic plot and breath-taking effects, but what about the science?

Web life: Crystallography365

Blogging the International Year of Crystallography, one crystal structure at a time

A cabinet of invisible curiosities

Philip Ball's book on the science – and superstition – of invisibility through the ages, reviewed by Ulf Leonhardt

Social physics and antisocial science

An accessible overview of Sandy Pentland's work on the physics of social networks, reviewed by Martin Zaltz Austwick

Between the lines: Christmas special

A collection of physics-themed books on topics ranging from aliens to zombies, reviewed by Margaret Harris

Elegant constructions

A beautifully illustrated book of essays on geometry, reviewed by Margaret Harris

Artistic influences

Modern collaborations between artists and scientists come under Arthur I Miller's microscope in his book Colliding Worlds, reviewed by Dan Falk

A strong model, with flaws

John Moffat's survey of the history, achievements and flaws of the Standard Model of particle physics, reviewed by Sabine Hossenfelder

Listening to the world

Acoustical physicist Philippe Blondel sings the praises of Sonic Wonderland, a book dedicated to the science of sound