| Dec 15, 2014
| 12:16 PM
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...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 7:15 PM
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...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 5:41 PM
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...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 12:19 PM
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...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 7:04 PM
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...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 5:52 PM
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...
| Oct 23, 2014
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...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 7:35 PM
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...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 12:09 PM
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.
| Nov 8, 2014
| 4:23 AM
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...