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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

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A website full of beautiful and intriguing MRI scans of, er, fruits and vegetables

Beyond the executive summary

Richard Muller's Energy for Future Presidents, reviewed by Gail Marcus

Between the lines

A novel about general relativity and a book about Sherlock Holmes's scientific side, reviewed by Margaret Harris

A physics primer, with equations

Leonard Susskind's guide to getting started in physics, reviewed by Lowry Kirkby

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A Web-based repository of teaching tools and other resources on quantum mechanics

An iconoclast's career

A new biography of Freeman Dyson, reviewed by Philip Anderson

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Books on mathematics and Albert Einstein's practical side, reviewed by Margaret Harris

Another side of black holes

A book about the links between black holes, galaxy formation and the distribution of matter in the universe, reviewed by Kulvinder Singh Chadha

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Matt Strassler's newsy blog on particle physics, the Higgs boson and more

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Books about back-of-the-envelope calculations, cosmology and water waves, reviewed by Matin Durrani and Tushna Commissariat

Visible improvements

A book of tips for improving scientific graphics, reviewed by James Davenport

Philosophical about space–time

A primer on physics philosophy, reviewed by Clarissa Ai Ling Lee

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AstroBetter is a website dedicated to helping astrophysicists do lots of stuff, better

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Books about science for children and young adults, reviewed by Margaret Harris

Fuelling the thorium dream

An advocate's account of thorium's potential as an energy source, reviewed by Jess Gehin