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  • Val Fitch dies at 91; Nobel laureate studied matter, antimatter

    Val Fitch dies at 91; Nobel laureate studied matter, antimatter
    Physicist Val Fitch was not a lawbreaker, but he is famous for broken laws.
  • Heart of darkness: Scientists probe dark matter near Milky Way's core

    Heart of darkness: Scientists probe dark matter near Milky Way's core
    Even though scientists have managed to quantify how much dark matter lurks in distant galaxies, astronomers have been hard-pressed to figure out how much of the mysterious stuff lies within our own. But in a paper published in the journal Nature...

    Art and science meet at new exhibit at Fermilab

    The thousands of particle physicists didn't plan for their research to be a work of art. The detector where the once-illusive Higgs Boson, an elementary particle of the universe, was discovered in 2012, however, is now an engineering marvel in the...

    Charles Townes, physicist who invented the laser, dies at 99

    Charles Townes, the Columbia University physicist who transformed modern society with his invention of the maser and the laser, receiving the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for his effort, has died. He was 99. Townes, who had been in failing health, died...

    New York, Virginia vie for $618M ion collider facility

    New York, Virginia vie for $618M ion collider facility
    The battle between two economic juggernauts is about to begin — and Newport News, Hampton Roads and Virginia may be in danger of falling behind. New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced earlier this week that he plans to add $65 million to the...