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10/16/17
New York Times

For the first time, astronomers have seen and heard a pair of neutron stars collide in a crucible of cosmic alchemy.

10/12/17

Xenon takes a turn in the LHC

For the first time, the Large Hadron Collider is accelerating xenon nuclei for experiments.

10/09/17
New Scientist

Finally finding extra baryons predicted by decades of simulations validates some of our assumptions about the universe.

10/03/17

Nobel recognizes gravitational wave discovery

Scientists Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne and Barry Barish won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics for their roles in creating the LIGO experiment.

Scientists observe first verified neutron-star collision

10/16/17

For the first time, experiments have seen both light and gravitational waves released by a single celestial crash.

10/10/17

A play in parallel universes

Constellations illustrates the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics—with a love story.

10/05/17

A radio for dark matter

Instead of searching for dark matter particles, a new device will search for dark matter waves.

09/28/17

Conjuring ghost trains for safety

A Fermilab technical specialist recently invented a device that could help alert oncoming trains to large vehicles stuck on the tracks.

09/28/17

Fermilab on display

The national laboratory opened usually inaccessible areas of its campus to thousands of visitors to celebrate 50 years of discovery.

09/26/17

Shining with possibility

As Jordan-based SESAME nears its first experiments, members are connecting in new ways.

09/19/17

50 years of stories

To celebrate a half-century of discovery, Fermilab has been gathering tales of life at the lab.

09/15/17

SENSEI searches for light dark matter

Technology proposed 30 years ago to search for dark matter is finally seeing the light.

09/12/17

Clearing a path to the stars

Astronomers are at the forefront of the fight against light pollution, which can obscure our view of the cosmos.