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Leading UK scientific organizations urge governments to tackle climate change head on

New statement says that governments must act now to avert serious climate risks

Physicist who brought symmetry breaking to particle physics dies at 94

Yoichiro Nambu shared the 2008 Nobel Prize for Physics

X-ray analysis sheds light on fading Modernist paintings

Whitening of yellow pigments linked to degradation of cadmium sulphide

US survey reveals high value of physicists to industry

"First systematic study" of PhD physicists in the private sector

In depth

Room at the bottom

A biography of Silicon Valley's "quiet revolutionary", Gordon Moore, gets Paul Michael Grant thinking about the future of Moore's eponymous law

Lab lit revealed

Robert P Crease talks to the founder of a website devoted to literature about laboratories

A quest for ultimate reality

An enlightening and deeply personal tour of some of the edgiest, most puzzling elements of modern cosmology, reviewed by Melanie Windridge

Between the lines

A subtle and fiendish collection of physics problems and a geophysical journey that revels in unusual connections, reviewed by Margaret Harris