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Editor's choice

Mar 10, 2014

Download your free copy of our special issue "New ways to teach and learn physics", which is packed with the latest techniques, tips and trends in physics education

In depth: Culture, history & society

Between the lines

Books about the physics community in Nazi Germany, the roots of radio astronomy and a whole lot of nothing, reviewed by Margaret Harris

Alices in a nuclear Wonderland

Historian Kate Brown reviews the fascinating but incomplete story of women who worked at the Oak Ridge uranium-processing plant during the Second World War

The lure of G

Jon Cartwright finds out why physicists are still scratching their heads over the value of the gravitational constant, "big G"

The spot in the shadow

Robert P Crease shows just how hard it can be to assign credit for a scientific discovery

NSA keys into quantum computing

Jon Cartwright looks at what progress the US National Security Agency has made in cracking quantum cryptography codes

Web life: Space Politics

A blog dedicated to the idea that "sometimes, the most important orbit is the Beltway"

Rise and fall of an electrical genius

W Bernard Carlson's biography of Nikola Tesla begins well but descends along with its subject, according to reviewer David Goodstein

Mathematics and prejudice

Edward Frenkel's love letter to the mathematics that captivates him is "a book to read to be inspired to learn maths," writes reviewer William Gasarch

Between the lines: film special

Gravity thrills, Particle Fever intrigues and Hawking proves surprisingly insightful – physics film reviews by Margaret Harris and Andrew Williams

Technology whose time has come

Joshua Pearce describes how open-source appropriate technology is bringing simple and life-changing devices to people all over the world

Moving the goalposts


Robert P Crease finds that a new book on string theory offers progress for the philosophy of science

Fantastic Foods

A breathtakingly beautiful book of food photos by the physicist, entrepreneur and chef Nathan Myhrvold

Longing for Laputa

Robert P Crease wonders whether scientists shouldn't rule the world after all

Shedding new light on old art

Martin Fischer shows the benefits for the art world of the laser-based technique of pump–probe microscopy

A flame of ambition: Caroline Harper

Sightsavers chief executive and physics graduate Caroline Harper on blinding trachoma, impostor syndrome and how her father’s death spurred her career change