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Offline syntheticlight

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I was wondering if anyone would offer their vote for the "best" printed (on paper) magazine/journal for keeping informed/educating yourself in the field of Physics. You know, as in you subscribe to the publication, and hold it in your hands every month. I'm not sure how many Net users know what Paper is. Comes from trees, i'm told.

Ermm, but yes - any suggestions?

Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: 24/02/2008 19:51:44 »
The best general readership magazine is probably New Scientist which is much better for current news than Scientific American which is probably better for in depth review articles.

Nature is quite good for breaking news and of course Physics review letters for the real stuff.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 25/02/2008 09:24:05 »
I would agree that New Scientist is probably the most accessible source of general Science. There tends to be a lot of Biology and the actual Physics content often concentrates on Cosmology and Fundamental Particles. Great value, though, and always a good read.
I don't see Scientific American as often but have found some articles are rather 'hard'.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 25/02/2008 15:40:33 »
I take the 'New scientist' but get a bit fed up with it always going on about 'creatism' and the latest 'green' fad.
I would like to take nature but consider it rather expensive while I consider 'The Scientific American' an excellent publication it is of course only monthly and rather expensive also (1.00 = $1.20 !)
 

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« Reply #4 on: 25/02/2008 23:02:35 »
There is a magazine that's just gaining a toe-hold in the UK / US and originates in Australia. It's called Cosmos; I know the editor and the guy who created it, Wilson de Silva. It's an excellent publication and I commend it to anyone who likes no-nonsense well communicated science. It's also much less up its own arse than Nature or Scientific American (which is, ironically also owned by the same people who own Nature!).

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