| Dec 13, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Thousands of scientists around the world are hunting feverishly for the Higgs boson, a hypothesized subatomic building block that has been called the "God particle." And today, the groups announced they had come closer to identifying it, but were likely a...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 7:33 AM
Jefferson Lab in Newport News can, at times, feel like a United Nations meeting — scientists from Italy, Chile, Japan and dozens more countries frequent the nuclear physics research center.
Pashupati Dhakal stands out among the international crowd....
| Jul 4, 2012
| 6:26 AM
Scientists said Wednesday that they had discovered a new particle whose characteristics match those of the Higgs boson, the most sought-after particle in physics, which could help unlock some of the universe's deepest secrets.
"We have reached a...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 7:48 AM
To cheers and standing ovations from scientists, the world's biggest atom smasher claimed the discovery of a new subatomic particle Wednesday, calling it "consistent" with the long-sought Higgs boson -- popularly known as the "God particle" -- that...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 4:23 PM
SOUTH BEND -- They have the right clues.
Even the suspect is in hand.
But just as with all good detective stories, a University of Notre Dame physicist says, there are bound to be twists and turns as the details eventually unfold.
Kevin Lannon, an...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 4:51 PM
Caltech researchers tackle many projects that can change lives, from curing chronic diseases to producing artificial fuels that might curtail the need to drill for petroleum.
But professors at the institute say a major new discovery announced this week...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 8:40 PM
How do you write Lin's Bin?
Lin's Bin starts with a question.
Is it OK to compliment a woman on her breasts?
Where does the time go?
Why are teenagers so cranky?
The questions come from clueless frat boys, from wistful mothers, from grade school kids...
| Dec 9, 2012
Either the world will end on Dec. 21, or it won't. Your view depends on whether you believe in a much-publicized but debunked interpretation of the Mayan calendar, or you don't. Here are 10 facts so amazing they may crack the time-space continuum:
| Jan 10, 2011
| 7:08 PM
Fermilab's particle accelerator known as the Tevatron, a 4.26-mile underground loop that had been the leading facility of its kind in the world, will close Sept. 30, the lab near Batavia said today.
Closing the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory's...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 8:53 PM
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1
KNOCKING ON HEAVEN'S DOOR
What is the nature of physical reality from the smallest to the largest? The worlds "biggest machine" is the Large Hadron Collider built under the French-Swiss border and what physicists find there during...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 6:00 AM
The news from the European Institute for Particle Physics is that Albert Einstein may have been wrong ("Faster than light", Sept. 23). The speed of light may not be insurmountable, and everything we think we know about the universe may be wrong.