Physicist Martin Archer discusses evidence that the so-called "God particle" actually exists.
CNN's Atika Shubert reports on the possible discovery of a particle able to travel faster than the speed of light.
Scientists in Switzerland say an experiment appears to show that tiny particles traveled faster than the speed of light -- a result that would seem to defy the laws of nature.
Motherboard.tv visits the Large Hadron Collider, the world's biggest, most expensive and most feared science experiment.
Motherboard.tv gets a close-up look at the largest telescope on Earth and meets the scientists behind it.
From a quiet swath of English countryside, some one and a half hours outside of London, researchers are receiving radio messages from the farthest reaches of the universe.
Geneva may have given the world precision watches, but its biggest contribution to humanity is a giant time machine.
U.S. physicists may have found new particle or natural force. Science expert Bill Nye talks about what it all means.
In the search for answers to some of the most mysterious and fundamental questions about the the universe, Europe's $10 billion particle-smashing Large Hadron Collider has been hogging the spotlight in recent years.
Scientists have captured antimatter atoms for the first time, a breakthrough that could eventually help us to understand the nature and origins of the universe.
Scientists say they are a step closer to recreating the conditions at the birth of the universe and to understanding life as we know it, after the successful collision of heavy lead ions in a massive machine in Europe.
A former astronaut and a NASA administrator recount the successful history of the Hubble Space Telescope.
For 20 years, it has circled quietly above us, capturing a dark, secret world billions of light years away.
Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider managed to make two proton beams collide at high energy Tuesday, marking a "new territory" in physics, according to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.
As the CERN Particle Collider is set to increase energy, CNN's Atika Shubert looks at some of the machine's problems.
Is the Large Hadron Collider being sabotaged from the future? Or merely by birds? CNN.com's Elizabeth Landau reports.
"The LHC is back," the European Organization for Nuclear Research announced triumphantly Friday, as the world's largest particle accelerator resumed operation more than a year after an electrical failure shut it down.
Is the Large Hadron Collider being sabotaged from the future? Or merely by birds?
A man arrested in France on suspicion of links to terrorist organizations is a physicist who was working with the agency known for being home of the Large Hadron Collider -- the world's most powerful particle accelerator.
On a recent episode of "South Park," Mr. Marsh steals a particle accelerator magnet so his son, Stan, can win the Pinewood Derby. The magnet's power results in an alien encounter, and chaos ensues.
A computer simulation illustrates what it would be like to fall into a black hole. Narrated by Andrew Hamilton.
Dare to fall into a black hole and you would get vaporized in what is probably the most violent place in the universe. But the journey would yield some amazing sights, though you might need three eyes for the best view of what's going on, new research suggests.
Deep underground on the border between France and Switzerland, the world's largest particle accelerator complex will explore the world on smaller scales than any human invention has explored before.
Groundbreaking science experiment recreates the Big Bang to unlock secrets of the universe. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.
Visiting a particle accelerator is like a religious experience, at least for Nima Arkani-Hamed.
Picture this: you're sat down for the Football World Cup final, or a long-awaited sequel to the "Sex and the City" movie and you're watching all the action unfold in 3-D on your coffee table.
German astronomers say they have discovered conclusive proof of a supermassive black hole at the heart of the galaxy.
Cosmologist Stephen Hawking will retire from his prestigious post at Cambridge University next year, but intends to continue his exploration of time and space
CNN's Becky Anderson holds an exclusive interview with scientist Stephen Hawking on his views of the world.
Damage to the world's largest atom smasher will take much of the planned winter shutdown to repair but it will be back in action as planned next spring, a spokesman for the operator said
An American physicist and two physicists from Japan will share this year's Nobel Prize in Physics, the Nobel Foundation announced Tuesday.
Nine days after the successful test run of the world's largest particle accelerator in Geneva, the machine has been shut down for repairs
The unique qualities of the world's largest particle collider mean that the meltdown of a small electrical connection could delay its groundbreaking research until next year
CNN's Becky Anderson goes inside the tunnels of the biggest scientific experiment ever attempted.
Scientists Wednesday applauded as one of the most ambitious experiments ever conceived got successfully underway, with protons being fired around a 27-kilometer (17-mile) tunnel deep beneath the border of France and Switzerland in an attempt to unlock the secrets of the universe.
The world's biggest accelerator fires up (Earth is safe so far) in an effort to unlock some of nature's most enduring mysteries
The world's biggest physics experiment has succeeded in its first major test as a beam of protons was successfully fired all the way around a 17-mile tunnel beneath the Swiss-French border.
Scientists are dismissing critics who warn that the Large Hadron Collider could create Earth-swallowing black holes
Dr. Alan Marscher of Boston University performs his song 'Superluminal Lover' at a conference in Miami in 2005.
"Attracted by your gravity, your body's so compact / Pulling me inward, prepare for close contact," Boston University astronomer Alan Marscher sings in his song about a deep-space object known as a black hole.
A giant accelerator searches for a tiny and elusive particle that is key to understanding the origins of the universe
The father of a theoretical subatomic particle dubbed "the God particle" says he's almost sure it will be confirmed in the next year in a race between powerful research equipment in the United States and Europe
If you know a secret the rest of the world doesn't, it can drive you nuts. From dealing with little white lies to exposing a sexual harasser, consider how, when -- and when not -- to let the cat out of the bag.
Astronomers have stumbled upon a tremendous hole in the universe. That's got them scratching their heads about what's just not there.
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The discovery of three distant supermassive black holes in proximity to one another is giving astronomers a glimpse into the chaotic early years of the universe.
The European Union, along with six other nations have signed a €10 billion (US$12.8 billion) pact to build the world's most advanced nuclear fusion reactor aimed at developing a cheaper, cleaner and safer energy source to replace fossil fuels. We tell you what you need to know about the deal.
In a cosmic-sized cavern 100 meters beneath the French-Swiss border, scientists from around the globe are making final preparations for the largest experiment the world has ever seen in an attempt to unearth the origins of the Universe.
"What use could this company make of an electrical toy?"
It's called a gantry, and it's downright eerie. An assemblage of steel and cables mounted some 16 feet above the floor of a concrete chamber, it's more than 30 feet in length and width, with ends bracketed by 17-foot steel wheels resting on double rollers. The gantry weighs 190 tons, about as much as a diesel locomotive, but when it begins to revolve there is neither creak nor hum. As it rolls counterclockwise a bit past the halfway point, stops, returns to center, and then rotates the other way, it could be a "Star Wars" battle cruiser maneuvering soundlessly in space.
Instead of being perfectly round like a globe, the universe might be a bit stretched in shape like a pill.
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New observations of a great big cosmic collision provide the best evidence yet that invisible and mysterious dark matter really does exist.
When the world's biggest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider, opens next year near Geneva, the focal point of the high-energy physics world will shift from U.S. soil for the first time in half a century. But America's brightest are busy devising a rescue plan.
She awakes early on the morning of April 10, 2030, in the capable hands of her suburban Chicago apartment. All night, microscopic sensors in her bedside tables have monitored her breathing, heart r...
She awakes early on the morning of April 10, 2030, in the capable hands of her suburban Chicago apartment. All night, microscopic sensors in her bedside tables have monitored her breathing, heart rate, and brain activity.
Until recently, black holes have remained hidden beneath invisibility cloaks. Whereas a lot has been known about the existence and properties of black holes from Einstein's theory of general relativity, tangible evidence has been a recent phenomenon.
A new study finds that supermassive black holes, located at the heart of some galaxies, are the most fuel efficient engines in the universe.
Two supermassive black holes have been found to be spiraling toward a merger, astronomers said today.
Had he followed in his mother's footsteps, Dr. Herman D. Suit might today be breaking horses. But long ago, he traded the wide open, dusty plains of west Texas for the narrow brick canyons of Boston's West End and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).
It is a century since Albert Einstein laid the foundations of modern physics, and 50 years since the death of the man considered by many to have possessed the greatest mind in science.
New research suggests evidence of dark energy in our cosmic backyard, but theorists are still divided on explanations for the ever-increasing speed with which the universe is expanding.
Astronomers have discovered an invisible galaxy that could be the first of many that will help unravel one of the universe's greatest mysteries.
If a magnetar flew past Earth within 100,000 miles, the intense magnetic field of the exotic object would destroy the data on every credit card on the planet.
If you're light, it's fairly easy to travel at your own speed -- that is to say 186,282 miles per second or 299,800 kilometers per second.
The largest explosion ever seen in space reveals black holes to be more influential than expected, perhaps sometimes stifling star formation in a galaxy while gobbling up trillions upon trillions of tons of gas.
Incredibly massive black holes had fully matured just a billion years after the birth of the universe, according to two separate studies.
Earth's spin warps space around the planet, according to a new study that confirms a key prediction of Einstein's general theory of relativity.
There has been a tremendous amount of interest lately in Albert Einstein, on the event of the 100th anniversary of the publication of his important paper on Brownian motion, which proves the existe...
Astronomers have found what they are calling the perfect cosmic storm, a galaxy cluster pile-up so powerful its energy output is second only to the Big Bang.
The most powerful modern computers are no match for Mother Nature. Those silicon weaklings can hardly predict the weather, let alone mimic the workings of the human brain. Give them a task as simpl...
Startled astronomers peered through an apparent crack in the expanding bubble from an exploded star to glimpse what may be the youngest black hole ever detected.
Astronomers have found what appears to be a black hole 25 to 40 times the mass of our sun, a weight class not previously known to exist.
Ah, the legendary romance of winemaking. Apple-cheeked peasant girls treading grapes under a harvest moon. Intimate tastings. And, of course, multispectral imaging and neutron probes. Huh?
European researchers have found 30 previously hidden supermassive black holes anchoring faraway galaxies, which suggests there at least twice as many of the colossal gravity wells as thought.
As galaxies go, Andromeda IX is a mighty dim bulb.
The Chandra Space Telescope has gathered further evidence the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate, scientists at NASA and Britain's Institute of Astronomy announced Tuesday. The finding sheds new light on a force known as "dark energy."
Nanotechnology is often mentioned as the tool that will dramatically alter the future.
Fantastic collisions between two massive stars huddled in a cluster could fuel a series of mergers creating a black hole known as a middleweight.
A new survey of stars near the sun reveals a wild and crazy past in which wanderers arrived from all directions under the gravitational influences of black holes, clouds of gas and invading galaxies.
Using a new technique astronomers have found 10 apparent black holes near the center of the Andromeda galaxy, the nearest large spiral galaxy to our own.
Black holes may not be the smooth, featureless gravitational gluttons long thought to completely devour any matter or information that strays too close.
Scientists have obtained a rare glimpse of the chaotic environment just miles from the surface of an explosive corpse of a star that is slowly consuming its companion.
Black holes will eat just about anything, and now astronomers have confirmed that stars are on their menus.
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We all think we know about the computer revolution. But not many of us understand how it happened -- that it resulted from discoveries about the very essence of matter, profound revelations that mo...
WHY IS this scientist smiling? Because he may have won a small prize in the cold fusion lottery. No, not those $25 boxes of pennies -- the pennies are there to shield his instruments from any gamma...
WHAT you're seeing in the photograph at right is a practical embodiment of one of man's most brilliant intellectual achievements. The tiny semiconductor laser in the palm of the scientist's hand is...
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TWO PHYSICISTS, working in a modest Swiss hilltop laboratory in 1986, made a breakthrough that may change the world. They discovered how to give certain substances properties that could make possib...
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