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Proton Spin Mystery Gains New Clue

| Clara Moskowitz | Posted 07.21.2014 | Science

Protons have a constant spin that is an intrinsic particle property like mass or charge. Yet where this spin comes from is such a mystery it’s dubbe...

Future Atom Smashers May Dwarf Today's Biggest

LiveScience | Katia Moskvitch | Posted 02.15.2014 | Science

LONDON — So, physicists have found the Higgs boson. What next? It took three years for the world's most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Ha...

Lab Aims To Use Precious Metal To Make 'Primordial Soup'

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 02.05.2014 | Science

Editor's Note: This article was updated at 4:00 p.m. E.T. A new experiment that smashes gold nuclei at near light speed could mimic the particle soup...

Is Elusive Supersymmetry Dead?

LiveScience | Katia Moskvitch | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

LONDON — Squarks, selectrons and neutralinos may be lurking in the universe, say physicists who suggest supersymmetry — the idea that every known ...

Atom Smasher Powers Down

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.15.2013 | Science

It's lights out at the celebrated Large Hadron Collider. The world's most powerful particle accelerator has shut down for a two-year hiatus, CERN offi...

LHC NEWS: Large Hadron Collider Sets Collision RECORD, CERN Reports

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest atom smasher on the quest to discover the 'God particle,' has smashed its previous record for particle ...

Atom-Smasher Could Open Black Hole, Reveal Secrets Of Science

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The LA Times reports on the hair-raising concerns raised by some about the Large Hadron Collider, Europe's giant atom-smasher: Michelangelo L. Mangan...