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  • Data sharing has been a success for large collaborations like CERN and LIGO. But what about small research groups with bespoke experimental setups?

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  • As physicists are increasingly reliant on artificial intelligence (AI) methods in their research, we ponder the role of human beings in future scientific discoveries. Will we be guides to AI, or be guided by it?

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  • “Girls don’t like physics” is a common refrain, but this perception has not always existed, nor does it occur everywhere in the world today. We call on our readers to fight such unfounded stereotypes.

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  • Travelling by train rather than plane when possible is a key way to reduce the carbon footprint associated with conferences. Here are some things we’ve learned about how it works in practice.

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  • To celebrate the Ig Nobel prizes traditionally awarded in September — honouring research that “first makes people laugh and then think” — we collected some examples of unusual noise sources in physics experiments.

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  • Fifty years since the publication of Phil Anderson’s ‘More is different’, we ponder how reductionism and emergence shape the relationship between physics and other disciplines.

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  • In July 2012, the discovery of a particle “compatible with the Higgs boson” was announced at CERN. To mark the anniversary, here are ten books — in no particular order — about the physics, the discovery, the people and the technology that made it possible.

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  • Machine learning is no longer restricted to data analysis and is now increasingly being used in theory, experiment and simulation, that is, all traditional aspects of research. Does this perhaps signal the dawn of a new paradigm?

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  • The neutron and the positron were both discovered in 1932. This month we look back at these discoveries and find that we have more in common with early 20th century physicists that one might suspect.

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  • Breakfast is serious business — and involves a lot of physics. This month, we share with you our favourite breakfast-related physics papers.

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  • Do you have a good idea for a Review article? Here is a brief guide on how to pitch ideas to editors.

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  • As a field moves from fundamental science to industrial applications, standards for reproducibility also evolve. We commit to provide a platform for this ongoing conversation.

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  • In 2022 we celebrate four decades of quantum computing by looking back at the milestones of the field and forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

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  • December 2021 closes our third year of publication. To celebrate, we look at the links between our review-type articles, and think about what articles we might publish next.

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  • India is a key player in big international science projects in astronomy, nuclear and high-energy physics. However, raising the visibility of individual researchers and institutes remains a challenge.

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  • At Nature Reviews Physics we ask authors for synopses for all our longer articles. Why do we add this step to our publication process, and what kind of feedback do we give at this stage?

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  • Making a good review article is a team effort, involving authors, editors and referees. In honour of Peer Review Week, happening this month, we spotlight the essential role of peer reviewers.

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  • As new events such as surfing, skateboarding, sport climbing and karate are added to the programme of the Tokyo Summer Olympics, we ponder how physics can help enhance athletic performance in elite sport.

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  • The mechanism behind high-temperature superconductivity has been an arena of fierce debate in the condensed matter community for 35 years. As the discussion mellows, the time is ripe for new ideas.

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