NEWS Life in the lab: is it irresponsible to encourage girls into science?
FEATURES Critical mass: literary critic Jack Miles in conversation with theologian Anthony Freeman about his latest book on the life of Jesus
TEACHING Omani students learn about rain in Leeds
RESEARCH The Italian research centre designing the interactive world
BOOKS Arthur C. Clarke, diver for half a century, reviews the World Atlas of Coral Reefs and reflects on how diving and space exploration are equally weightless. Focus: languages and linguistics; computing