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  • Rare tiny neutrinos may have huge implications for astronomy

    Rare tiny neutrinos may have huge implications for astronomy
    Together, they contain a tiny fraction of the mass of a single electron. But the 28 neutrinos from deep space detected by an icy observatory beneath the South Pole promise a revolution in the study of the universe, scientists said Thursday. The...
  • What exactly is a Higgs boson? An explanation for the rest of us

    What exactly is a Higgs boson? An explanation for the rest of us
    If you’ve heard the news about the Nobel Prize in physics, you might be asking yourself: What is a  Higgs boson anyway? If you know one thing about the Higgs boson, it’s probably that it’s called the “God particle.” Leon...
  • Chemistry on computers? Nobel Prize goes to scientists who led the way

    Chemistry on computers? Nobel Prize goes to scientists who led the way
    A University of Southern California professor and colleagues from Stanford and Harvard universities were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for their pioneering use of computer modeling programs to help predict complex chemical reactions....
  • Higgs boson theorists win Nobel Prize in physics

    Higgs boson theorists win Nobel Prize in physics
    Nearly 50 years after they proposed identical theories on how subatomic particles acquire mass, two European physicists were awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for their conceptual research into the enigmatic Higgs particle. Francois...
  • Bill Nye, back on the small screen: Explains Juno mission for NASA

    Bill Nye, back on the small screen: Explains Juno mission for NASA
    Having trouble wrapping your head around why NASA's Juno spacecraft needed to come so close to Earth as it makes its way to Jupiter? Bill Nye has you covered.  To honor Juno's closest approach to Earth since it launched in 2011, NASA and the YouTube...
  • Males downplay risk of texting and driving, study says

    Males downplay risk of texting and driving, study says
    Do you think its OK to text and drive because you're a great driver? If so, chances are you're a guy. A new study published in the International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management found that 4 out of 5 college students texted while driving, and...
  • 28 neutrinos from outside the solar system open new era in astronomy

    28 neutrinos from outside the solar system open new era in astronomy
    In a cosmos filled with darkness, scientists say they’ve discovered the first elusive neutrinos to come from  outside our solar system in a quarter-century. The groundbreaking discovery made beneath the ice of Antarctica opens a whole new window...
  • How the U.S. gave up on Nobel Prize research

    How the U.S. gave up on Nobel Prize research
    This week's award of the Nobel Prize in physics to Peter Higgs of the University of Edinburgh and Francois Englert of the Free University of Brussels is a reminder of how the U.S. blew the chance to confirm their theory of the "Higgs boson." The...
  • Take a bow: 'Science' crowned word of the year by Merriam-Webster

    Take a bow: 'Science' crowned word of the year by Merriam-Webster
    Move over, "selfie." The Oxford English Dictionary may have let you into the official word club, but you’re still a lexical dilettante. The king of searched words this year, according to Merriam-Webster, is none other than "science." The results...
  • Emmys 2013: Complete list of winners and nominees

    Emmys 2013: Complete list of winners and nominees
    HBO’s political satire “Veep” took home a good portion of the cake in the comedy genre with Julia Louis-Dreyfus winning the Emmy for lead actress in a comedy and Tony Hale going home with supporting actor in a comedy. Ultimately, though,...
  • Higgs boson binds the universe, but humans give it meaning

    Higgs boson binds the universe, but humans give it meaning
    The "God particle" -- the Higgs boson -- exists, and that is good news. Without it, the universe would fly apart and we would have much more to worry about than a jobless recovery, immigrants sneaking across the border or the fate of "Obamacare." On...