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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: Nuclear & particle physics

Between the lines

Books on sexy statistics and elegant particles, reviewed by Margaret Harris

Web life

Matt Strassler's newsy blog on particle physics, the Higgs boson and more

The secret of life

David Jenkins and Oliver Kirsebom explore the mysterious nuclear energy level of carbon-12 that made life possible

Web life

AstroBetter is a website dedicated to helping astrophysicists do lots of stuff, better

Fuelling the thorium dream

An advocate's account of thorium's potential as an energy source, reviewed by Jess Gehin

Forming a critical mass of experts

A book about how the nuclear profession developed, reviewed by Geoff Vaughan

Between the lines

A graphic novel about the first atomic bomb and a biography of the anti-nuclear campaigner Joseph Rotblat, reviewed by Margaret Harris

Hans Bethe's early life

Jeremy Bernstein reviews Nuclear Forces: the Making of the Physicist Hans Bethe

Cornering the Higgs boson

Michael Riordan continues his tale of the hunt for the Higgs boson

Pinning down the elusive Majorana fermion

Carlo Beenakker talks to Physics World about Majorana fermions

Credit where credit's due?

Magdolna Hargittai gets to the bottom of the debate on whether female physicist Chien-Shiung Wu should have received a share of the 1957 Nobel prize

Delving into extra dimensions

Henrik Melbéus and Tommy Ohlsson look at the mind-bending theories of extra dimensions

Lessons learned by leading OPERA man

Antonio Ereditato talks to Physics World about the superluminal-neutrino episode

A Cold War puzzle persists

Istvan Hargittai reviews Simone Turchetti's The Pontecorvo Affair

The long road to the Higgs boson

Michael Riordan looks back at how the Higgs boson was predicted and the first quarter century of experimental searches for it