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News

New physics department opens in the UK

University of Lincoln expands as interest in physics grows

China pursues 52 km collider project

250 GeV machine proposed

US–Russia tensions hit scientists

Russian scientists banned from Department of Energy labs as sanctions bite

Using antineutrinos to monitor nuclear reactors

State of reactor core could be verified from outside the facility

In depth

Gardening in space

Robert P Crease on the success story of a courgette in space

Towards a more plausible dragon

"Fermi problems" make up the heart of Charles Adler's book about the science of science fiction and fantasy, says reviewer Costas Efthimiou

Web life: Super Planet Crash

A simple game based on orbital dynamics is a "gateway drug" for learning more about exoplanet science

Scientific booms and busts

An investigation of scientific skills shortages, past and present, reviewed by Margaret Harris