| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Could BitTorrent turn out to be an Internet service provider's best friend?
Half a dozen years ago, the popular file-sharing protocol was nothing but a headache for ISPs as broadband users filled their connections with torrent files (most often,...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 12:16 PM
CERN's Large Hadron Collider will be turned back on in March and a few weeks later will start smashing sub-atomic particles together again at nearly double its previous power, helping scientists hunt for clues about the universe.
The world's biggest...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 1:42 PM
The Large Hadron Collider at CERN is once again getting ready to smash protons together, hoping to find evidence of elusive and exotic particles that have never been detected before.
The largest and fastest particle accelerator in the world, located...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 12:19 PM
Some serious groundwork has been laid. Some amazing instruments are turning on. Some incredible destinations are in sight. If you ask us, 2015 is going to be an awesome year in science.
From solar system exploration to new adventures in particle physics...
| May 22, 2014
| 8:33 PM
The United States should devote about $1 billion to build a neutrino experiment that would make the country a major center for particle physics on the world stage, according to a panel of experts – a plan that would involve building a high-power...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 5:13 AM
This week’s episode of Cosmos paid tribute to the mind-bending science behind some of the most popular tropes in science fiction, so it’s only fitting that it also featured a special cameo by none other than Patrick Stewart. Stewart is best...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 10:22 AM
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.
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:06 PM
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...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Britain's Peter Higgs and Francois Englert of Belgium won the Nobel Prize for physics on Tuesday for predicting the existence of the Higgs boson particle, which explains how elementary matter attained the mass to form stars and planets.
The insight has...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 12:26 PM
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."
| Sep 26, 2013
| 12:37 PM
It’s a favorite parlor game for science geeks: predicting who will win the Nobel Prizes.
For guidance, you can look to the winners of the Lasker Awards for medical research, or the Shaw Prizes for astronomy and life sciences. Recipients of the...