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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


Between the lines

Books on sexy statistics and elegant particles, reviewed by Margaret Harris

Structural disputes

A biography of the mathematical biophysicist Dorothy Wrinch, reviewed by Athene Donald

The electrical human

A book on the various roles that electricity plays in the human body, reviewed by Richard Clayton

Between the lines

Brian Cox's venture into the life sciences and a travel guide to the Northern Lights reviewed by Margaret Harris and Tushna Commissariat

Consciousness from the ground up

Werner Loewenstein's Physics in Mind, reviewed by Seth Lloyd

Web life

NASA's Trajectory Browser site lets you plan your own mission to a planet or asteroid

Sounding out the Sun

Introducing a new work of art called a solar wind chime

Life among the MERtians

What's it like to work on Mars? Stephen J Pyne reviews an anthropologist's account of the team behind the Mars Exploration Rovers

Web life

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

Web life

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

Between the lines

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