| May 1, 2014
| 12:57 PM
Two students at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg are among 12 U.S. undergraduates chosen for a prestigious summer research program in Europe at the world’s largest particle physics lab.
Rachel Hyneman of Springfield, Va., and Will...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:45 AM
It was the biggest experiment in the history of physics, a $10-billion project to find a subatomic particle called the Higgs boson.
An army of scientists and engineers spent nearly 30 years designing and building the Large Hadron Collider, a 17-mile...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Things get small — really small — in this week’s episode of "Cosmos," which tackles the unseen universe at the atomic scale, from the teeming ecosystem inside a single dewdrop and the intricate machinery inside a plant’s cells,...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:15 AM
It's an interesting coincidence that two articles having to do with the First Amendment's freedom of religion clause recently appeared in The Sun.
The simpler one was about a lady complaining her freedom of religion was being violated by county...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:00 PM
You can't see the Higgs boson, but you can watch its discovery.
Scientists crowd around dozens of monitors as they collect data from experiments using a looping 17-mile underground tunnel and equipment likened to a five-story Swiss watch. They worry what...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Watching a film won't make you smarter, but if there ever was one that could, it would be "Particle Fever," a movie so mind-bending you can almost feel your brain cells growing as you're watching it.
As directed by Mark Levinson, a physicist turned...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:23 AM
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...
| Feb 27, 2014
Rajendran Raja, an Indian-born physicist who was educated in England and came to the United States in the1970s to work as a physicist at Fermilab near Batavia, is considered a driving force in some of the more significant discoveries in physics over the...
| Mar 2, 2014
Imagine you had to take an art class in which you were taught how to paint a fence or a wall, but you were never shown the paintings of the great masters, and you weren't even told that such paintings existed. Pretty soon you'd be asking, why study art?...
| 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...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 9:50 AM
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For the last several albums – “Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!” with the Bad Seeds in 2008, and two Grinderman releases – Nick Cave has been in room-wrecking mode. The music brimmed with mayhem, misadventure and ink-...