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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

Laser pioneer Charles Townes dies aged 99

Physicist shared the 1964 Nobel prize for his work on the microwave laser

Climate-change denier given top Brazilian science job

Appointment of Aldo Rebelo gets mixed response from Brazil's scientific community

Women shun fields that are perceived to require 'innate ability'

New survey casts light on gender imbalance in physics

Lost Beagle 2 spacecraft found intact on Martian surface

New images from Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spot lander

Indian Neutrino Observatory set for construction

Government pledges $236m towards underground lab

Physicists get set for UNESCO's Year of Light

A whole host of events will celebrate the 2015 International Year of Light

The world of physics in 2015

Find out more about the key physics events of the coming year – and those we predict might happen

Our favourite pictures of 2014

From interstellar dust and galactic dirt to cracking oysters and educational doodles

Physics World's 2014 Book of the Year honours materials that matter

Mark Miodownik's love letter to materials science comes first in a strong shortlist

Multimedia highlights of 2014

From detecting landmines to the art of quantum kung fu

Comet landing named Physics World 2014 Breakthrough of the Year

Rosetta mission tops our list of the 10 key breakthroughs in physics