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Sterile neutrino search hits roadblock at reactors

A new result from the Daya Bay collaboration reveals both limitations and strengths of experiments studying antineutrinos at nuclear reactors.

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Physics love poems

Advance your romance with science.

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Physics love poem challenge

Think you can do better than the Symmetry staff? Send us your poems!

STOMP performers drum on a retired LHC cavity


A group known for making music with everyday objects recently got their hands on some extraordinary props.

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How heavy is a neutrino?

The question is more complicated than it seems.

Researchers Make Progress in the Hunt for Dark Matter Through Space Station Particle Detector

A syllabus in cosmic rays

What have scientists learned in five years of studying cosmic rays with the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment?

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It came from the physics lab

Settle in for a physics-themed Halloween movie marathon.

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Winners declared in SUSY bet

Physicists exchanged cognac in Copenhagen at the conclusion of a bet about supersymmetry and the LHC.

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Sterile neutrinos in trouble

The IceCube experiment reports ruling out to a high degree of certainty the existence of a theoretical low-mass sterile neutrino.

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The Atomki anomaly

A result from an experiment in Hungary catches the attention of a group of theorists in the United States.