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This Halloween, scientists across the globe will celebrate the mysterious material they believe holds the universe together.


A beam of molecules fired into gauntlet of lasers shows the electron's charge is spherical.

Berkeley Lab

A set of see-through acrylic tanks will help researchers reject false signals measured by a deep-underground experiment.


The CERN Council has launched the update of the European Strategy for Particle Physics, a two-year process aimed at developing a vision for the future of particle physics in Europe. 

Five mysteries the Standard Model can’t explain


Our best model of particle physics explains only about 5 percent of the universe.


Studying the stars with machine learning

To keep up with an impending astronomical increase in data about our universe, astrophysicists turn to machine learning.


Looking for dark matter using quantum technology

Fermilab scientists are harnessing quantum technology in the search for dark matter.


Progress in plasma wakefield acceleration for positrons

Three new studies show the promise and challenge of using plasma wakefield acceleration to build a future electron-positron collider.


The 3-ton ruler

A specialized measuring machine at SLAC is helping scientists build precise detectors for the ATLAS experiment.


Life as an accelerator operator

Behind some of the world’s biggest scientific instruments are teams with a set of skills you can’t find anywhere else. 


How not to be fooled in physics

Particle physicists and astrophysicists employ a variety of tools to avoid erroneous results.


Dark matter vibes

SuperCDMS physicists are testing a way to amp up dark matter vibrations to help them search for lighter particles.


A whale of a tale

Scientists looking for tiny particles off the coast of Italy stumble upon a much bigger research subject.