Why was this controversial neutrino result such an immediate popular hit? As Judy Jackson writes in "Do You Know Why I Pulled You Over?":
The neutrino story had all the elements to produce a global sensation: Einstein, the speed of light, breaking the speed of light, Einstein mistaken, and time travel. The only thing missing was a cataclysmic black hole, although some stories made an attempt to work it in. The story couldn't miss.
In other stories:
Bucking particle-physics tradition, researchers working with the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope's main instrument make all their data public.
Using particle accelerators to mellow radioactive waste.
A gallery of quilts inspired by the Large Hadron Collider.
A commentary from Jim Siegrist director of the DOE's Office of High Energy Physics, on new strategic planning iniatives for particle physics with intense beams and advanced accelerator R&D.
From accelerator to patient: Radioisotopes for medicine
The Cosmic Microwave Background explained in 60 seconds.