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Scientists suggest some new physics must stabilize the vacuum.

Berkeley Lab

Scientists are working on experiments that could illuminate fundamental truths about the universe.


Explore the deepest mysteries at the frontier of fundamental physics.


W bosons remain left-handed

A new result from the LHCb collaboration weakens previous hints at the existence of a new type of W boson.

LHC swings back into action


Protons are colliding once again in the Large Hadron Collider.


How to make a neutrino beam

Neutrinos are elusive particles that are difficult to study, yet they may help explain some of the biggest mysteries of our universe.


Passing along LHC know-how to future generations

Preserving expertise about how complicated detectors work is one of the Large Hadron Collider's biggest challenges.


Voyage to SNOLAB

A growing number of scientists are looking for ways to join a dream team of experiments in a unique laboratory a mile and a half underground in Ontario.


How to woo an audience, with help from Alan Alda

In late October, 30 scientists spent two days in a communication workshop, learning that successful communication is both simpler and riskier than they realized.


Video: A synchrotron rescues an ancient warship

Ritimukta Sarangi explains how knowledge gained at a light source has helped save wooden artifacts including the Mary Rose, a 500-year-old warship.


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