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  • At the center of science

    For those of us without advanced physics degrees, the light bulbs above our heads remain dark when trying to understand the work conducted at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. Exploring the origins of the universe and the fundamentals of matter requires brain power and know-how precious few possess.
  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    AND SO IT GOES 1 1/2 stars. Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton team for the first time in a wincingly sappy three-quarter-life rom-com about a Scrooge-like widower and a wifty lounge-singing widow and the unexpected appearance of a cute-as-a-button...

    Scientists hit a diamond with biggest laser in the world: Here's why

    Scientists hit a diamond with biggest laser in the world: Here's why
    Scientists are trying to determine what happens to matter when it is exposed to the immense pressures at the center of gas giant planets and stars. And to help them figure it out, they have hit a tiny sliver of a diamond with the largest laser system on...

    Why are 600 brain scientists protesting a huge brain research study?

    You don't often see scientific researchers turning up their noses at nearly a billion and a half dollars in government funding. Still more rarely will the elite of a research field threaten to boycott a huge international project in their field en masse....

    Particle physics: The ghosts and the machine

    Particle physics: The ghosts and the machine
    Deep beneath the plains of Illinois, in a man-made cavern filled with racks of scientific equipment, someone has spray-painted a white circle onto the bare rock wall. Stand in front of it and you are standing in the path of the most powerful beam of...