October 28, 2014signal to background: Scientists mull potential gamma-ray study sites
An international panel is working to determine the two locations from which the Cherenkov Telescope Array will observe the gamma-ray sky.
October 27, 2014signal to background: TEDx goes to CERN
Inventors, educators and scientists inspired audiences at this year’s TEDxCERN.
October 24, 2014explain it in 60 seconds: Cosmic inflation
Cosmic inflation refers to a period of rapid, accelerated expansion that scientists think took place about 14 billion years ago.October 23, 2014signal to background: Australia’s first dark matter experiment
A proposed dark matter experiment would use two underground detectors, one in each hemisphere.October 21, 2014feature: Costumes to make zombie Einstein proud
These physics-themed Halloween costume ideas are sure to entertain—and maybe even educate. Terrifying, we know.October 20, 2014breaking: Transatlantic data-transfer gets a boost
New links will improve the flow of data from the Large Hadron Collider to US institutions.October 17, 2014signal to background: High schoolers try high-powered physics
The winners of CERN's Beam Line for Schools competition conducted research at Europe’s largest physics laboratory.October 15, 2014signal to background: Top quark still raising questions
Why are scientists still interested in the heaviest fundamental particle nearly 20 years after its discovery?October 14, 2014signal to background: Jokes for nerds
Webcomic artist Zach Weinersmith fuels ‘Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal’ with grad student humor and almost half of a physics degree.October 13, 2014signal to background: Q&A: Katherine Freese
The new director of the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics talks neutrinos, women in science, and the hunt for dark matter.October 10, 2014signal to background: ‘CERN People’ tells it like it is
A new video series about scientists at CERN pulls back the curtain on what it’s like to be a physicist during a pivotal time in the field.October 8, 2014signal to background: Science Hack Day
Astrophysicists inspire space-related projects at a 24-hour hack-a-thon in San Francisco.October 6, 2014breaking: 500-mile neutrino experiment up and running
Construction is complete for NOvA, the longest-distance neutrino experiment in the world.October 3, 2014feature: To catch a gravitational wave
Advanced LIGO, designed to detect gravitational waves, will eventually be 1000 times more powerful than its predecessor.October 1, 2014breaking: Daya Bay places new limit on sterile neutrinos
The Daya Bay experiment, famous for studying neutrino mixing, is branching into a new area of neutrino physics.
September 30, 2014feature: Accelerating the fight against cancer
As charged-particle therapies grow in popularity, physicists are working with other experts to make them smaller, cheaper and more effective—and more available to cancer patients in the United States.September 29, 2014breaking: CERN turns 60
CERN celebrates six decades of peaceful collaboration for science.September 26, 2014signal to background: CERN gets new Guinness World Records title
The global authority on superlatives celebrates a tiny particle found in a massive machine.September 23, 2014feature: When research worlds collide
Particle physicists and scientists from other disciplines are finding ways to help one another answer critical questions.September 22, 2014breaking: Cosmic dust proves prevalent
Space dust accounts for at least some of the possible signal of cosmic inflation the BICEP2 experiment announced in March. How much remains to be seen.