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We are all made of star stuff, thanks to the W

Physicists announced 30 years ago the discovery of the W boson, a particle that remains an important topic of research.

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A bullet through an apple

Physicists have begun the first full run of proton-lead collisions in the Large Hadron Collider to learn more about the beginning of our universe.

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Physics education program QuarkNet develops global reach

A professional development program created in the United States to help teachers explain particle physics has caught on across the world.

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New particle-like structure confirmed at the LHC

Scientists at the CMS experiment at CERN have spotted an exotic combination of particles previously observed in the CDF experiment at Fermilab.

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DOE advances US ATLAS, US CMS detector upgrade plans

The Department of Energy has given its first stage of approval for plans for the United States to participate in detector upgrades at the Large Hadron Collider.

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ATLAS collaboration gains real recognition for virtual visits program

A jury of 30 experts judged the ATLAS Virtual Visits program as the top online event of 2012 in European public relations and communication.

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Virtual tourist

About 80,000 people visit the Large Hadron Collider each year. Now, thanks to the Web, thousands more can make the visit—without ever leaving their hometowns.

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Big data

Big science takes both big data and big cooperation.