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New Scientist

We have been aware of the need for dark matter since the 1930s.

The New Yorker

After a two-year hiatus for hardware upgrades, the LHC is producing data again.


OPERA catches fifth tau neutrino

The OPERA experiment’s study of tau neutrino appearance has reached the level of “discovery.”

Chicago Tribune

A national group honored Fermilab for its decades of scientific work.

The value of basic research


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


Virtual tourist

About 80,000 people visit the Large Hadron Collider each year. Now, thanks to the Web, thousands more can make the visit—without ever leaving their hometowns.


Voyage into the unknown

In the deep, dark quantum sea known as the Intensity Frontier, particle physicists expect to find everything from exotic new particles to new insights into the evolution of our universe.


Big data

Big science takes both big data and big cooperation.


Particle physics tames big data

As science produces an ever-growing flood of information, researchers in many fields struggle with how to collect, store, manage and distribute “big data.” Perhaps they could learn a th


FACET's accelerator revolution

A new test bed for accelerator technology has thrown open its doors, with the goals of making particle accelerators smaller, cheaper and more efficient—and of expanding their role in society.



Sigma is a unit that describes how much a set of experimental data deviates from what’s expected.


An energetic life: From physics to efficiency

Physics training taught Brian Gerke how to figure out anything; now he’s applying his skills to energy-efficiency research, helping to set national standards.