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Physics World December 2016

Animal magic: How a physicist fell in love with penguins

Also in this issue:
* News & Analysis: Not business as usual – how Donald Trump’s presidency will hit US science
* Reviews: Christmas books – from eclipses to extraterrestrial life, our bumper reviews section
* Features: Can you see it? – the challenge of seeing single photons with the human eye

Access the December issue digitally now.

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Also new this month: Physics World Focus on Astronomy & Space
The challenges that make space “hard” also drive impressive technical innovations both in spacecraft and in ground-based astronomy, building a burgeoning global industry in the process. Whether you’re a wavering sceptic or a starry-eyed believer, you’ll find plenty to appreciate in this focus issue.

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