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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

In depth: Statistical, mathematical & computational physics

You're so predictable

Despite the spontaneity we think that we exhibit, our behaviour is far more predictable than we may admit, as Albert-László Barabási explains

A remade tapestry

Joshua Socolar examines nature's beautiful patterns

Between the lines

Why, oh why, oh why?, the science of complexity, a brief history of cosmology

The value of simulation

Flavio H Fenton is unhappy with the view that all is not well in the world of computer simulation

The flu fighters

Tools from physics can now be used to model the H1N1 flu pandemic, as Vittoria Colizza and Alessandro Vespignani explain

Inside the complexity labyrinth

Gordon Fraser takes a guided tour through the science of complexity

Web life: ComplexityBlog.com

ComplexityBlog.com – all you need to know about complexity science

Between the lines

The other Oppenheimer, cooking for astronauts and the "amazing" Grace Hopper

Not crazy enough

Peter Knight passes verdict on the first 10 years of Canada's Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Between the lines

A round-up of the best books to put on your Christmas shopping list – or for someone else to buy for you

Profiles of genius and persecution

Dan Falk asks if anything unites the many Jewish successful physicists of the 20th century

Dreams of a quantum pioneer

Gino Segrè looks at the relationship between Pauli and Jung

Of gluons, atoms and strings

An unusual alliance between physicists who study ultrahot plasmas and ultracold atoms is yielding intriguing results – and may even lead to an experimental test for string theory, as Barbara Jacak reveals

The power of robotics

Robotics competitions supply a vital missing link in science and engineering education, says Robert P Crease

Web life: Hyperphysics