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What's CERN all about?

... alcohol. Plus news of a way to power-up the body's own morphine-like chemicals to produce better painkillers... ...

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

... of. What approach might he take? He might indulge in his own thought experiment, as Leucippus and Democritus did in ...

What's next for the Higgs?

... to get that mass.  But as to whether the Higgs has its own anti-matter counterpart, well, that depends very much on ... that we're looking at.  It could well, or it could be its own anti-matter counterpart.  I mean, it really gets very ...

Figure 3: Mars. This image illustrates the amount of detail that can be generated from the Hubble telescope. It captures details only 16 km across, even though it is operating at 68 million km from the planet.

What is Dark Matter and Dark Energy?

... and magnetic fields as physical quantities in their own rights. Dark Matter The first signs that we were somehow ...

The Cosmic Microwave Background temperature fluctuations from the 7-year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe data seen over the full sky.

Beyond Our Universe

... There may be many Big Bangs, each giving rise to its own swelling realm of space.  It's as if our universe is a ...

The next particle accelerator will be three times larger than the LHC, with double-strength magnets enabling researchers to smash particle beams together with a power equivalent to 10 million lightning strikes.

Physicists accelerate plans for a new Large Hadron Collider three times as big

... Prof. Welsch says the latter allows anyone to make their own virtual particle accelerator using a smartphone app that ...