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Budget crunch hits Brazilian physics

Scientists protest devastating spending cuts

Laser-spectroscopy pioneer Nicolaas Bloembergen dies at 97

Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics

UK spells out post-Brexit science position

"Far-reaching" agreement sought, but long-term plans remain unclear

First neutrons for Chinese spallation source

Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics

In depth

Making space

Robert P Crease reveals that space is not always as we know it

Serving the public

Congressman Bill Foster calls on more physicists to get involved at all levels of government and politics

Book of Sol

The Sun is more of a reference book with pretty pictures than a general science book, writes by Tushna Commissariat

Big data, big responsibilities

Big Data, which looks at the good, the bad and the new power relationships created by the “information revolution” is a quick but fascinating read, says Tushna Commissariat