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As this video explains, all the large-scale structure in the universe may owe its existence to nothing.


LHC smashes old collision records

The Large Hadron Collider is now producing about a billion proton-proton collisions per second.

The Royal Institution

In this animation, Suzie Sheehy discusses how particle accelerators work, what form they take and what champagne means to an accelerator physicist.

Berkeley Lab

The latest approval step paves the way for the LZ experiment to start in 2020.

Viewing our turbulent universe


Construction has begun for the CTA, a discovery machine that will study the highest energy objects and events across the entire sky.


Pokémon Go shakes up the lab routine

At Fermilab and CERN, students, lab employees and visitors alike are on the hunt for virtual creatures.


The science of proton packs

Ghostbusters advisor James Maxwell explains the science of bustin'.


Who you gonna call? MIT physicists!

As science advisors, physicists Lindley Winslow and Janet Conrad gave the Ghostbusters crew a taste of life in the lab.


A primer on particle accelerators

What’s the difference between a synchrotron and a cyclotron, anyway?


Incredible hulking facts about gamma rays

From lightning to the death of electrons, the highest-energy form of light is everywhere.


Preparing for their magnetic moment

Scientists are using a plastic robot and hair-thin pieces of metal to ready a magnet that will hunt for new physics.


The Higgs-shaped elephant in the room

Higgs bosons should mass-produce bottom quarks. So why is it so hard to see it happening?


All four one and one for all

A theory of everything would unite the four forces of nature, but is such a thing possible?