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News

Geoengineering schemes to combat climate change still risky, say reports

Panel suggests small-scale experiments for now

European Physical Society cautions against Horizon 2020 budget cuts

Society warns against removing €2.7bn from research pot

Smaller fusion reactors could deliver big gains

Tokamak Energy says that "fusion power gain" does not depend on the size of the reactor

Particle pioneer Val Fitch dies at 91

US physicist discovered fundamental symmetry violation in the decay of K-mesons

In depth

Unveiling your secret superpower

There's more to light than first meets the eye, says David Shane

Ringing changes on vital information

How do you capture the information revolution in a museum exhibit? Andrew Robinson reviews a book with plenty to say about this challenge

Web life: Grandma Got STEM

A blog that defies expectations about who "gets" science and technology

Craft, science, early industry

James Watt and the interplay between "thinking" and "doing" in the Industrial Revolution makes for a "meaty" subject, writes Basil Mahon