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Photograph of workers outside the damaged unit 4 reactor building

What next for Fukushima?

With local residents still unable to return to their homes near the stricken Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear-power plant, Bruce Drinkwater and Rob Malkin describe their travels to Japan to see...

Artist’s impression of the hot, dense, expanding cloud of debris stripped from two neutron stars just before they collided and merged

A new cosmic messenger

Imre Bartos gives the low-down on the Physics World Breakthrough of the Year for 2017, in which two neutron stars were seen to collide from the gravitational waves and electromagnetic radiation...


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