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Flash Physics: Supernova appears in four places, spins galore in germanium, Chinese rocket docks with space lab

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Flash Physics: Exoplanet seekers are influential, how to see black-hole hair, alien life search comes up cold

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Computer model helps explain how LIGO's black holes formed

COMPAS points theory behind gravitational wave detections in the right direction

Super Earth 'is best place to look for signs of life'

Rocky exoplanet is in habitable zone just 39 light-years away

In depth

Space, time and spooky action

Author and journalist Andrew Robinson reviews the latest book on Albert Einstein and his difficult relationship with quantum mechanics

Between the lines

Books about gravity, Cavendish lab and dark technologies, reviewed by Matin Durrani, Kate Gardner and Tushna Commissariat

Then and back again?

The formation and evolution of the concept of “time travel” blur the lines between fact and fiction, says Brian Clegg

On the shoulders of hidden giants

NASA engineer K Renee Horton raves about Hidden Figures, the film and the book, that tells the story of the African-American women who helped the US win the space race