| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:29 PM
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.
| Dec 5, 2013
| 9:27 AM
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."
| 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...
| 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?...
| Jul 5, 2012
A few months ago, I read an interview of one of the scientists involved in the (now successful) search for the elusive Higgs Boson, and in it he expressed his distaste for the term, the “God Particle.” He allowed that it was something...