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The IceCube observatory at the South Pole collects roughly 36 terabytes of data a year.

New York Times

When you start peeling away the layers of theory, reality can start feeling pretty abstract.


Mathematician Emmy Noether was a genius who laid the basis for a new approach to physics.

World Science Festival

John Robinson tells the story of the little “ghost particles” in rhymes.

Scientists make rare achievement in study of antimatter


Through hard work, ingenuity and a little cooperation from nature, scientists on the BASE experiment vastly improved their measurement of a property of protons and antiprotons.


A knack for exploring

With a solid grounding in physics, Thomas Humphrey shares the fun of discovery at San Francisco’s Exploratorium.


Free from the start

Since CERN released the World Wide Web without royalties 20 years ago, the technology has flourished.


Plasma acceleration

Like surfers on huge ocean waves, electrons can ride waves of plasma to very high energies.


Q&A with Fabiola Gianotti, Higgs hunter

Symmetry sits down with Fabiola Gianotti, who recently finished an eventful four years as spokesperson for the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider.


Shall I compare thee to a spinning pulsar?

A scientist uses a technique from astronomy to investigate whether William Shakespeare really wrote all of those sonnets.


Arturo Gomez: Life among the telescopes

Arturo Gomez has spent more than 40 years working with visiting astronomers at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile.


CERN offers UN advice on bringing women into science

In CERN’s first opportunity to engage directly with a UN organization since it gained observer status, grad students suggested ways to improve the situation of women in science.


Cosmic open house draws curious crowd

Kids of all ages flocked to SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to learn about the universe and have fun doing it.