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Why are gamma-ray bursts so extremely interesting?

Carole Mundell explains why astronomers think gamma-ray bursts are quite possibly the most extreme objects in the universe

What can we learn by listening to the ocean?

From marine earthquakes to dolphins chattering, the ocean rings with noises

How do you produce laser light with bespoke colours?

It's a bit like kicking a football in a valley

How do you produce a single photon?

A source of photons is a very convenient tool for physicists

Why do we need new types of optical fibres?

Next-generation optical fibres could boost medicine and industry

Vidya Deepa: the lamp of knowledge

How portable LED lights are helping students in a rural Indian community

Living in a world without light

A short film exploring the vital role that light plays in regulating the sleep–wake cycle

Amazing science demo five: Double Doppler with Train Set

A simple demonstration of this fundamental physics principle

Amazing science demo four: Ball River Bobsleigh

How to create a racetrack with household items

Amazing science demo three: Talking Sparks

How to make a DIY Victorian radio


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Random walk to Stockholm: the discovery and significance of graphene

View on demand: an online lecture presented by Andre Geim

Staying dry to stay alive: the ant raft and other water-repellent systems

View on demand: an online lecture presented by David Hu

Keeping ahead: a look at physics in Japan

View on demand: an online lecture presented by Adarsh Sandhu

Quantum man: Richard Feynman's life in science

View on demand: an online lecture presented by Lawrence M Krauss

On the shoulders of eastern giants: the forgotten contributions of medieval physicists

View on demand: an online lecture presented by Jim Al-Khalili

Bubble trouble: how physics can quantify stock-market crashes

View on demand: an online lecture presented by Tobias Preis

The edge of physics: dispatches from the frontiers of cosmology

View on demand: an online lecture presented by Anil Ananthaswamy

Many worlds: how Hugh Everett III changed quantum mechanics

View on demand: an online lecture presented by Peter Byrne

Explaining research: new tricks for new media

View on demand: an online lecture presented by Dennis Meredith

The eerie silence: are we alone in the universe?

View on demand: an online lecture presented by Paul Davies


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Searching for life on other planets

Sara Seager is keen to use the next generation of telescopes to look for evidence of extraterrestrial life

Going beyond 'shut up and calculate'

Science journalist Amanda Gefter talks about her quest to understand what modern physics has to say about the ultimate nature of reality

How to fund physics using the wisdom of crowds

Mark Jackson explains why small private donations should pay for research projects

The masters of antimatter

A look inside CERN's Antimatter Factory and a day in the life of an antimatter tamer

A quantum sense of smell

Why does an orange smell like an orange? The answer may have a quantum connection

An adjustable vision for the world

Josh Silver on how his adjustable glasses can bring clear vision to billions in the developing world

The ever-expanding Zooniverse

Chris Lintott discusses the evolving nature of citizen science

Book of the Year 2014

Which book received the highest honours in our list of the year's best popular-physics titles?

We need to talk about quantum mechanics

Join a motley crew of physicists and science journalists at a quantum boot camp

A theorist's bucket list

S James Gates Jr talks about the physics discoveries he would like to see happen in his lifetime