The Large Hadron Collider Has Found a New Particle Unlike Any Other Form of Matter

Not content with perhaps the biggest scientific discovery of the decade, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider continue to search for new particles—- and now they've found one that seems to be an entirely new form of matter. Read More >>

Science Wants a Large Hadron Collider That's Over Three Times as Big

The Large Hadron Collider certainly lives up to its name: the underground behemoth is nearly 17 miles in circumference. Oh, and it also helped scientists discover the Higgs Boson. But those pesky scientists always want more, which is why CERN wants to build it a big brother that's over three times the LHC's circumference. Read More >>

Stephen Hawking Sad About Higgs Boson Discovery and Would've Prefered Something More "Exotic"

Professor Stephen Hawking has two reasons to be sad about the discovery of the Higgs boson particle earlier this year -- it lost him a $100 bet and he would've been happier if a more "exotic" and fanciful solution to the problem of the mass of the universe had been discovered. Read More >>

Behold: Adorable Hand-Drawn GIFs That Explain Higgs-Boson

You hear about the Higgs-Boson all the time, but do you know what it is? If the answer is no, fear not: It's complex and confusing. Luckily, the New York Times has a beautiful, animated explainer to break it down for you in layman's terms. [New York Times] Read More >>

You Can Now Explore the Large Hadron Collider on Street View

Google Street View is a great way to explore parts of the world you've never visited. And thanks to Google's European team, it's now one of the easiest ways to explore a facility you're not exactly allowed to just stroll through whenever you want. Google's panoramic cameras were given access to CERN's Large Hadron Collider, letting anyone poke around the gigantic machinery and the facility's endless network of tunnels. Read More >>

Inside CERN's Massive Computer Centre

Given how much data the scientists at CERN have to crunch through, it's not surprising that it take its computing power seriously. This video takes a look inside the massive computer centre that allows the magic to happen. Read More >>

Planet Earth Can't Afford Its New Gigantic Particle Accelerator

A team of scientists unveiled the technical designs for the International Linear Collider (ILC), a proposed particle accelerator that could unravel the deepest mysteries of the universe. At just under 20-miles long, it's about 30 per cent larger than the world's biggest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. Read More >>

Twenty Years Ago Today the World Wide Web Went Public

That decision, pushed forward by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, transformed the internet, making it a place where we can all freely share anything and everything — from social media updates, through streamed music, to YouTube videos of cats. It has fundamentally shaped the way we communicate. Read More >>

CERN Explains Why the LHC Has to Go Bye-Bye For the Next Two Years

Science fans around the world were saddened when CERN announced its Large Hadron Collider would be shutting down for almost two years worth of repairs and upgrades. But as this video explains: that's ok. Because when the LHC is powered up again in 2015, it will finally be able to run at full capacity. Read More >>

New Particle "Looking More and More Like a Higgs Boson"

Last July, scientists announced that they'd discovered what they strongly believed to be the Higgs Boson — but quirks in the data suggested that might not be the case. Now, though, CERN has announced that the observed particle is "looking more and more like a Higgs boson." Read More >>

The Large Hadron Collider Just Started Its Two-Year Holiday

The Large Hadron Collider has been pretty busy lately, probably discovering the Higgs Boson, and definitely not destroying the world and whatnot. It's probably earned a little time off, right? You bet it has, which is why it's going down for a two-year nap. Read More >>

Did Scientists Actually Find Two Higgs Bosons?

The Higgs Boson. The "God Particle." We found it. It's "real science." Story's over right? Not exactly. An anomaly in the data kinda-sorta makes it look like there might have been two. Read More >>

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Watch that Scary-Looking CERN Zombie Movie For Free Right Here

The trailer for Decay the movie certainly looked awesome. Zombies? At CERN? Talk about, dropping that they've-just-opened-a-portal-to-end-of-the-world bomb. But now the whole thing is up for free download, or you can watch it right here, for this evening's scarefest. Read More >>

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We're All Doomed -- Zombies Have Invaded CERN

What if the search for the 'God particle' inadvertently caused people to mutate. What if those mutated people suddenly got a lust for flesh, human flesh? Zombies? At CERN? Oh god, this is what the end of the world must look like. Read More >>

LHC Particle Soup Is the Hottest Thing Mankind Ever Made

Scientists at CERN's Large Hadron Collider say they just temporarily created the hottest man-made temperature by colliding two lead ions. Read More >>

Here's the First Picture Ever Posted on the Internet

Though this photo may look like a prom picture on Facebook that's been blingee'd, it's actually the very first photo that was ever uploaded to the web. The history of the picture—in all its random glory and woeful photoshopping—is amazing. Read More >>


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