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.September 18, 2014breaking: Pursuit of dark matter progresses at AMS
A possible sign of dark matter will eventually become clear, according to promising signs from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment.September 17, 2014signal to background: XKCD creator answers ‘What if?’
Randall Munroe, author of the webcomic xkcd, has found another outlet for his inquisitive nature.September 16, 2014feature: Science gets social
If you like your science with a cup of coffee, a pint of beer or a raucous crowd, these events may be for you.September 15, 2014signal to background: Sci-fi writers, scientists imagine the future
A new project pairs science fiction authors with scientists to envision worlds that are both inspiring and achievable.September 12, 2014day in the life: Astrophysics at the edge of the Earth
Conducting research at the South Pole takes a unique level of commitment.September 11, 2014essay: What Hawking really meant
Fermilab physicist Don Lincoln explains the idea of a metastable universe, what it has to do with the Higgs boson, and why we're still in good shape.September 9, 2014signal to background: True tales of science
When two theoretical physicists crossed paths at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York, the Story Collider was born.September 4, 2014deconstruction: Forecasting the future
Physicists and other scientists use the GEANT4 toolkit to identify problems before they occur.September 3, 2014signal to background: Watching ‘the clock’ at the LHC
As time ticks down to the restart of the Large Hadron Collider, scientists are making sure their detectors run like clockwork.September 2, 2014feature: Detectors in daily life
Not only are particle detectors essential to making discoveries in particle physics, they also play important roles in industry, science and medicine.
August 29, 2014signal to background: Massive neutrino experiment proposed in China
China’s neutrino physics program could soon expand with a new experiment aimed at cracking a critical neutrino mystery.
August 28, 2014feature: Particle physics to aid nuclear cleanup
Cosmic rays can help scientists do something no one else can: safely image the interior of the nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.
August 27, 2014breaking: First measurement of sun’s real-time energy
The Borexino neutrino experiment in Italy found that the sun releases the same amount of energy today as it did 100,000 years ago.
August 26, 2014breaking: Holographic universe experiment begins
The Holometer experiment will test whether our universe is coded into 2-D packets many trillion times smaller than an atom.
August 21, 2014signal to background: LHC physicist takes on new type of collisions
A former Large Hadron Collider researcher brings his knowledge of high-energy collisions to a new hockey game.
August 19, 2014day in the life: A whole-Earth approach
Ecologist John Harte applies principles from his former life as a physicist to his work trying to save the planet.