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02/14/17

LHCb observes rare decay

Standard Model predictions align with the LHCb experiment’s observation of an uncommon decay.

02/13/17

LZ dark matter detector on fast track

Construction has officially launched for the LZ next-generation dark matter experiment.

02/01/17
Scientific American

The Antarctica-based observatory has found hints of strange patterns in the ghostly particles' masses.

01/30/17

Sign of a long-sought asymmetry

A result from the LHCb experiment shows what could be the first evidence of matter and antimatter baryons behaving differently.

#AskSymmetry Twitter chat with Anne Schukraft

02/17/17

See Fermilab physicist Anne Schukraft's answers to readers’ questions about neutrinos.

02/16/17

Wizardly neutrinos

Why can a neutrino pass through solid objects?

02/14/17

Physics love poems

Advance your romance with science.

02/10/17

Physics love poem challenge

Think you can do better than the Symmetry staff? Send us your poems!

02/07/17

What ended the dark ages of the universe?

New experiments will help astronomers uncover the sources that helped make the universe transparent.

02/02/17

Road trip science

The Escaramujo Project delivered detector technology by van to eight universities in Latin America.

01/26/17

The robots of CERN

TIM and other mechanical friends tackle jobs humans shouldn’t.

01/24/17

Five extreme facts about neutron stars

Neutron stars have earned their share of superlatives since their discovery in 1967.

01/17/17

The value of basic research

How can we measure the worth of scientific knowledge? Economic analysts give it a shot.