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Editor's choice

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

In depth: Astronomy, astrophysics & cosmology

Web life: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

Get up close and personal with the Moon thanks to this extensive online archive of lunar image data

A century of general relativity

An intellectual history of Einstein's general theory of relativity, reviewed by Cormac O'Raifeartaigh

Between the lines

Books about Shakespearian science and how to rebuild a scientific civilization after an apocalypse, plus a new take on "Powers of Ten", reviewed by Tushna Commissariat and Margaret Harris

Theories of the dark side

Jeff Forshaw reviews "state of play" for various theories about the nature of dark matter and dark energy

All alone in the universe?

Jack Lissauer reviews Lee Billings' Five Billion Years of Solitude, a collection of stories about exoplanet science

Web life: Mahalo.ne.Trash

Astronomer John Johnson shares his thoughts on science, culture and family life in this oddly titled personal blog

We are bound by symmetry

The Universe in the Rearview Mirror is an "engaging tour of much that constitutes modern physics" with symmetry at its heart, says Matthew R Francis

Web life: Astro EDU

An online database of astronomy-themed educational activities

Between the lines

Books about the physics community in Nazi Germany, the roots of radio astronomy and a whole lot of nothing, reviewed by Margaret Harris

The lure of G

Jon Cartwright finds out why physicists are still scratching their heads over the value of the gravitational constant, "big G"

Web life: Space Politics

A blog dedicated to the idea that "sometimes, the most important orbit is the Beltway"

Between the lines: film special

Gravity thrills, Particle Fever intrigues and Hawking proves surprisingly insightful – physics film reviews by Margaret Harris and Andrew Williams

Moving the goalposts


Robert P Crease finds that a new book on string theory offers progress for the philosophy of science

Planck perspectives

Peter Coles explains what the data from the Planck mission mean for cosmological theories

Between the lines: Christmas special

Books about the mathematics in The Simpsons, vanishing starry nights, medical physics, big questions and some very weird life forms, reviewed by Tushna Commissariat, Margaret Harris and Sharon Ann Holgate