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  • CERN particle smasher to turn back on at record power in March

    CERN particle smasher to turn back on at record power in March
    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...
  • Putting the color in Yellowstone's famed thermal springs

    Putting the color in Yellowstone's famed thermal springs
    They've thrilled visitors to Yellowstone National Park for well over a century -- simmering ponds of brilliant, rainbow colors with unforgettable names like Grand Prismatic Spring and Sapphire Pool. Yet not all of Yellowstone's famed thermal pools...
  • Dazzling! NuSTAR captures sun's portrait in solar X-rays

    Dazzling! NuSTAR captures sun's portrait in solar X-rays
    It’s time to see the sun in a whole new light – X-ray light. NASA’s NuSTAR space telescope has taken a stunning portrait of our home star in high-energy X-rays. The related research, presented at the American Geophysical Union...
  • Six science stories we can't wait to follow in 2015

    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...
  • Scientists discover two new particles at Large Hadron Collider

    Scientists discover two new particles at Large Hadron Collider
    Welcome to the family! Scientists using CERN’s Large Hadron Collider in Europe have discovered two new subatomic particles. The discovery of the two related particles, submitted to the journal Physical Review Letters, fills in missing slots in the...
  • Star Trek-like invisible shield protects Earth from 'killer electrons'

    Star Trek-like invisible shield protects Earth from 'killer electrons'
    Scientists detected an invisible shield roughly 7,200 miles above the Earth’s surface that is protecting us from harmful, super-fast electrons flying close to the speed of light. It may sound like Star Trek tech, but this mysterious protective...
  • Jefferson Lab in Newport News produces new data on nucleon pairings

    It's the mission of physicists to drill down and study the weirdness of the natural world, from the subatomic to the galactic. Now data mining into experiments conducted at Jefferson Lab in Newport News has turned up new information about proton and...
  • Film Review: 'Interstellar'

    To infinity and beyond goes "Interstellar," an exhilarating slalom through the wormholes of Christopher Nolan's vast imagination that is at once a science-geek fever dream and a formidable consideration of what makes us human. As visually and conceptually...
  • Martin L. Perl dies at 87; Nobel winner discovered tau lepton

    Martin L. Perl dies at 87; Nobel winner discovered tau lepton
    Long before he would be awarded a Nobel Prize, Martin L. Perl liked to do his own plumbing repairs. He usually had spare time, and he clearly knew the physics, his oldest son, Jed, recalled. And Martin Perl was, first and foremost, a hands-on...
  • Tom Tombrello dies at 78; longtime Caltech physics professor

    Tom Tombrello dies at 78; longtime Caltech physics professor
    Tom Tombrello, a Caltech physics professor for more than 50 years and an inspiration for freshmen who had to grapple with diabolically complex riddles to enter his legendary class on scientific thinking, has died. He was 78. Tombrello collapsed...
  • Artist partners with physics lab, water district, cop shop

    Artist partners with physics lab, water district, cop shop
    A book titled "Understanding the Universe: From Quarks to the Cosmos" was on the work table in artist Lindsay Olson's home studio. A chart headed "names and characteristics of various subatomic particles" was pinned to the wall. They may be unusual...