November 20, 2014breaking: CERN frees LHC data
Anyone can access collision data from the Large Hadron Collider through the new CERN Open Data Portal.
November 19, 2014breaking: LHCb experiment finds new particles
A new LHCb result adds two new composite particles to the quark model.
November 18, 2014signal to background: Auger reveals subtlety in cosmic rays
Scientists home in on the make-up of cosmic rays, which are more nuanced than previously thought.
November 13, 2014signal to background: Big lessons from a Tiny Titan
When it comes to explaining how a massive machine works, sometimes smaller is better.
November 12, 2014signal to background: Ancient pigments, modern mystery
When Chinese workers searching for water found the famous Terracotta Warriors instead, they brought to light a scientific mystery.November 11, 2014feature: The November Revolution
Forty years ago today, two different research groups announced the discovery of the same new particle and redefined how physicists view the universe.November 6, 2014signal to background: The intersection of art and science
Statistician Edward Tufte turns scientific notations into artwork.November 5, 2014breaking: Scientists progress toward plasma acceleration
Scientists have demonstrated the particle acceleration technique is powerful and efficient enough to drive future accelerators.November 4, 2014signal to background: The rise of astrostatistics
Astrophysicists and cosmologists are turning to statisticians to help them analyze an ever-increasing deluge of data.November 4, 2014breaking: Fabiola Gianotti chosen as next head of CERN
The former head of the ATLAS experiment at the LHC will be the first female leader of Europe's largest particle physics laboratory.
October 30, 2014signal to background: Reading the heavens with your phone
Two groups have released early versions of apps to turn your smart phone into a cosmic ray detector.
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.