Next issue: January 5

December 21, 2000

The THES is taking a Christmas break and will be back on the news stands on January 5 2001. Online daily news updates will resume on January 3.

Coming up in the next edition:

Lifelong learning: confidence booster or con trick?

Jon Turney interviews John Barrow about the joy of maths

Coping with the communist and Nazi legacies: Catherine Merridale's Night of Stone: Death and Memory in Russia and Ian Kershaw's Hitler. Focus: chemistry and geology

One hundred years of the quantum: special report

A female powerhouse in Milwaukee

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