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The Guardian

Low-speed test event was preparation for much higher-energy activity next month.

NBC News

Collisions resumed at a relatively low level — 450 billion electron volts per beam.


The Large Hadron Collider has smashed protons together for the first time since early 2013.


Giant magnet to map melted matter

A 20-ton superconducting magnet has completed its journey from California to New York.

A bright idea


Can a biochemistry technique win the battle against background for scientists studying the nature of neutrinos?


Journey to the center of the Earth

Using an antineutrino detector based in Japan, researchers can tell what makes the Earth's interior hot and better understand the planet's workings.


Taking the heat out of nuclear waste

Particle accelerators have the potential to address critical issues for the future of nuclear energy.


Bulldoggish on science

West of Chicago, the town of Batavia, Ill., has long been dominated by two images: Fermilab and the local high school mascot, the bulldog.


The Tevatron's proud legacy

Just after 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 30, Fermilab accelerator pioneer Helen Edwards prepared to stop the circulation of subatomic particles in the Tevatron collider for the last time.


X-rays reveal poison in Mona Lisa model

Scientists had already deconstructed Mona Lisa's smile. Now, with intense beams of X-rays, they have analyzed her hair.


Kate Findlay: Collider quilts

The Large Hadron Collider, a steely pinnacle of physics and engineering, doesn’t generally bring soft, snuggly thoughts to mind.


Science for all and all for science

Recently members of a group playing an online game called Foldit were able to solve a 15-year-old problem—determining the complex structure of an HIV protein—in just two weeks.


A brainy look at dark matter

Have you ever sat in an open field at night, looked up at the vast number of stars and thought, “I bet an artificial brain would come in handy for making sense of all this”?