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Using Supercomputers to Probe the Early Universe

Elena E. Giorgi | Posted 05.20.2016 | Science
Elena E. Giorgi

While BURST is not the first computer code to simulate conditions during the first few minutes of cosmological evolution, it can achieve better precision by a few orders of magnitude compared to its predecessors.

They Won a Nobel for What? Why Good Science Communication Counts

The Conversation US | Posted 10.09.2016 | Science
The Conversation US

When scientists invite us into their world, paying attention to our needs the way good hosts do for their guests, they enlarge our lives.

Particles Come From All Over

Alice Bean | Posted 05.04.2015 | Science
Alice Bean

The Universe's accelerators have been bombarding us with high energy particles, low energy particles and everything in between since the beginning of time. There are lots of ways we are looking at these particles with detectors on the earth and in the sky.

Underground Experiment Proves What Powers The Sun

| Daniel Clery | Posted 08.28.2014 | Science

Scientists have long believed that the power of the sun comes largely from the fusion of protons into helium, but now they can finally prove it. An in...

David Freeman

Tyson Says Media Misled Over Speed Of Light Story | David Freeman | Posted 08.01.2014 | Science

Were physicists all wrong about the speed of light? You might think so, given the stories posted recently about a new paper suggesting that light trav...

WATCH: 6 Biggest Space Science Discoveries Of 2013 | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

The year 2013 saw a wealth of discoveries, insights, and milestones that advanced the fields of astronomy and other space sciences. From extrasolar pl...

LOOK: Icy Observatory Makes Out-Of-This-World Discovery

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 11.21.2013 | Science

For decades, scientists have been searching for ghostly neutrino particles from outer space, and now they have finally found them. Using the IceCube ...

Winding up the Global Spring of Planetary Catastrophe

Mark Boslough | Posted 10.30.2013 | Green
Mark Boslough

I was always taught that if you don't know how something works, you shouldn't mess with it. The Earth's climate represents a wonderfully complex dynamical system that we do not fully understand.

Particles Show Odd Behavior In Experiment Overseas

LiveScience | Clara Moskowitz | Posted 08.24.2013 | Science

Strange particles called neutrinos have a habit of switching identities, changing from one flavor into another — a transformation that may help prob...

Subatomic 'Shape-Shifters' May Help Solve Physics Mystery

LiveScience | Clara Moskowitz | Posted 07.23.2013 | Science

Exotic particles called neutrinos have been caught in the act of shape-shifting, switching from one flavor to another, in a discovery that could help ...

Ultra-Rare 'Superman' Particle Observed In CERN Experiment

Posted 03.28.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/28/2013 07:32 AM EDT on LiveScience Physicists at an underground laboratory have caught an ...

Scientists Hunt Mysterious Antimatter Particles Inside Earth

Posted 03.13.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/13/2013 11:38 AM EDT on LiveScience Scientists have tentatively identified several particl...

The Disappointing Higgs and Sterile Neutrinos

Victor Stenger | Posted 11.14.2012 | Science
Victor Stenger

So far, the Higgs boson has been a disappointment. Of course, it was a major discovery that generated worldwide attention.

Titanic 'Ice Telescope' Hunts For Elusive Particle

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2012 | Science

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Scientists are using the world's biggest telescope, buried deep under the South Pole, to try to unravel the mysteries of tiny pa...

Einstein Was Right All Along, Neutrino Researchers Say

Posted 06.10.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/08/2012 01:03 PM EDT on LiveScience The final nail in the coffin may have been deal...

Light-Speed Trading: What Could Go Wrong?

Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.30.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

Serious people are seriously contemplate giving Wall Street traders particle accelerators expressly for the purpose of high-speed trading.

Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Higgs Gone?

Tony Phillips | Posted 05.28.2012 | Comedy
Tony Phillips

They say crazy is as crazy does and few kinds of crazy do as much craziness as the kind embodied by particle physicists. I said it. They're crazy. The lot of 'em.

Researchers Find Flaw In Faster-Than-Light Clocks

AP/The Huffington Post | By FRANK JORDANS | Posted 04.23.2012 | Science

GENEVA -- Researchers have found a flaw in the technical setup of an experiment that startled the science world last year by appearing to show particl...

Time Travel, Your Mother and the Limits of Science

Kevin Bermeister | Posted 12.17.2011 | Religion
Kevin Bermeister

Despite the great strides that man has made in the past few hundred years, we still can say what Socrates said long ago: that the wisest man is the man who is most aware of his own ignorance.

Our Dark Universe

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 11.28.2011 | Technology
Patrick Takahashi

The recent news flash that researchers had observed a neutrino particle exceeding the speed of light did not excite the world much. If true, though, this bit of information should totally change physics as we know it.

CERN or Einstein? Interpreting the Findings

Lisa Randall | Posted 11.25.2011 | Technology
Lisa Randall

CERN's reported violation of Einstein's theory most likely means the experimenters made a mistake. Most physicists like myself won't believe the result until every possible caveat has been investigated and/or the result is confirmed elsewhere.