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News

Flash Physics: Nuclear diamond battery, M G K Menon dies, four new elements named

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

Flash Physics: Exotic cosmic rays have mundane origins, Swiss reactors keep running, programmable material

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

Do solar neutrinos affect nuclear decay on Earth?

Rotation of Sun's radiative zone correlates to beta-decay rate, say physicists

Flash Physics: Graphene-based loudspeaker, new schedule for ITER, India joins CERN

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

In depth

Between the lines: Christmas special

An eclectic mix of popular-science books, from everyday physics to loop quantum gravity to collider cartoons, reviewed by Matin Durrani, Kate Gardner, Hamish Johnston, Margaret Harris and Louise Mayor

Unknown unknowns

Robert P Crease says people who raise “unknown unknowns” to promote a particular course of action are doing a disservice to science

From weapons to white dwarfs

Edwin Cartlidge examines “academic access” programmes at military research centres

The risks and rewards of radiation

Timothy Jorgensen’s book greatly contributes to removing the mystery and misunderstanding that surrounds radiation, writes reviewer Jun Deng