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.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.