DOWN TO EARTH: A new rheological model characterizes the ways Earth's crust can slide over and into its mantle.
PHYSICS UPDATE: Separation of scales enables the first realistic simulations of the evolution of a foam.
SCIENCE AND THE MEDIA: A widespread media debate engages the official decision to move toward industry-focused science.
SCIENCE AND THE MEDIA: News articles worldwide report not just the positioning-precision failure, but a sense of loss.
PHYSICS UPDATE: With modest alterations, a perfect reflector of sound can become an excellent transmitter.
DAYSIDE: High-performance computing has the potential to be as glamorous and inspiring as high-energy particle physics.
BOOKENDS: Books editor Jermey Matthews interviews Eric J. Heller about his book Why You Hear What You Hear: An Experiential Approach to Sound, Music, and Psychoacoustics.