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Scientists at the LHC have announced the discovery of a new particle.


The exotic particle was confirmed after earlier false sightings.

The Verge

Scientists at the LHC have announced the discovery of the pentaquark.


LHC physicists discover five-quark particle

Pentaquarks are no longer just a theory.

A new gem inside the CMS detector


This month scientists embedded sophisticated new instruments in the heart of a Large Hadron Collider experiment.


What else could the Higgs be?

Scientists might need to go beyond the Standard Model to explain the mass of the Higgs-like boson observed at the Large Hadron Collider.


Dark-matter seekers get help from the DarkSide

Filled with rare, low-radioactivity material, the DarkSide-50 experiment will have some of the lowest background rates of any dark-matter detector.


Plasma accelerators: High quality, even by the slice

Researchers at Berkeley Lab have measured the quality of beam produced by a plasma accelerator, revealing that this novel type of accelerator may be better suited for light-source science than prev


Plasma accelerators: Finding focus

As physicists design new "tabletop" accelerators that power particles with plasma, they also need to reinvent the tools they use to view the beam.


Gravitational waves

If you could detect a bowling ball’s gravitational waves, you would know when someone threw the ball—even if you were standing outside the bowling alley.


Learning to play the dark matter boogie

A growing suite of computational instruments is helping scientists determine how fast local concentrations of dark matter move, which in turn could help them cut in on the dance of dark matter part


Bringing the universe into full focus

From supernova explosions to writhing tendrils of dark matter, visualizations give new life to models and theories.


A summer of (physics) code

This summer, seven young coding whizzes contributed to CERN projects through the Google Summer of Code program.