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Jan 19, 2014

A special free-to-read digital edition containing 10 of our very best feature articles on the science and applications of light


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KM3NeT neutrino sea-scope takes shape

Collaboration unveils detailed plans for world's largest neutrino array

ITER fusion-reactor schedule slips by five years

US will retain membership in multi-billion euro collaboration

Jailed Iranian physicist freed temporarily after cancer treatment

Omid Kokabee on medical parole after five years in prison

IceCube's search for sterile neutrinos draws a blank

Measurement at the South Pole rules out previous potential sightings of the hypothetical particles

Plans for a laser-driven gamma-ray beam are unveiled by physicists

Simulations show how electrons zigzagging in a magnetic field could generate megaelectronvolt photons

Parallel-universe search focuses on neutrons

Particles could be in a superposition of different branes, say physicists

Elusive nuclear-clock transition spotted in thorium-229

Discovery could lead to much more precise frequency standards

Theorizing about the LHC's 750 GeV bump

Four new papers try to explain a tantalizing excess of photon pairs

Laureates call for cut to highly enriched uranium

35 Nobel laureates say nuclear reactors should use low-enriched uranium

Nuclear contraband could be spotted using laser pulses

New technique can detect radioactive material at distances of a few hundred metres

CERN fails to confirm Fermilab tetraquark discovery

X(5568) does not appear in proton–proton collisions at LHCb

Rare-isotope decay links tiny grains to stellar explosions

Discovery helps to explain how elements are made in novae

Fermilab bags a tetraquark

Particle made of four different quark flavours is a first

Chinese lab confirms antineutrino anomalies

Daya Bay energy spectrum is the best ever

Physicists plan to seek Higgs force in atomic spectra

Isotope shift could provide a table-top test of how the Higgs boson couples to matter