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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

Web life: Astro EDU

An online database of astronomy-themed educational activities

The MOOC point

James Dacey discovers how massive open online courses are changing the education landscape

Navigating new cultures

A diverse group of physicists describe their experiences of working abroad to Sharon Ann Holgate

The power of YouTube

Philip Moriarty describes his experiences in front of the camera as one of the stars of the Sixty Symbols series of YouTube videos

From Euclid to Einstein

Practising scientists may welcome a new "guided translation" of Newton's Principia despite some significant flaws, says Patricia Fara

Web life: Voices of the Manhattan Project

An archive of audio and video interviews with people who participated in the atomic bomb project during the Second World War

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