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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...
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Staff reporterTUESDAY, 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...
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. Of...
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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...
Special to Tribune Newspapers"You Think That's Bad" By Jim Shepard Knopf, $24.95, 222 pages The intrepid British travel writer Freya Stark, best known for her wanderings in the Middle East before the midpoint of the twentieth century, was in remote precincts of Persia in the mid-...
Stephen Hawking, a brilliant though handicapped physicist, has a solid place in history through his discovery of black holes in interstellar space. Unfortunately, he has long since moved outside his own expertise in saying repeatedly that there is no...
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Kate McAlpine is a viral sensation thanks to her unlikely skill: rapping about high-level physics. The Lansing State Journal reports the 23-year-old Michigan State University graduate and science writer's particle...
Staff reporterMONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST THE BARN HOUSE Joining us in the studio tonight will be Ed Zotti, the editor of the syndicated column The Straight Dope and author of the new book The Barn House , which tells the story of Zotti attempting to rehab his old Chicago...
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