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'Breakthrough' Proton Finding May Help Solve Matter Mystery

natureheader | Elizabeth Gibney | Posted 05.30.2014 | Science

In an attempt to solve the mystery of the Universe’s missing antimatter, physicists have achieved the most precise measurement yet of the proton's i...

Antimatter Mystery May Soon Be Solved

LiveScience | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 04.01.2014 | Science

The mystery of whether antimatter falls up or down could be solved with a new experiment to weigh matter's odd cousin, researchers say. Antimatter ...

Higgs Discovery May Solve Key Riddle In Cosmology

natureheader | Eugenie Samuel Reich | Posted 10.07.2013 | Science

A key riddle in cosmology may be answered by the 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson — now a leading contender for the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics on ...

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...

After Long Hunt, Particle-Hunting Physicists Come Up Empty-Handed

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 07.18.2013 | Science

Though they've been looking for over a year, scientists have found no trace of an elusive interaction among elementary particles called neutrinos. T...

Scientists Describe Odd Fruit-Shaped Particle

natureheader | Posted 05.09.2013 | Science

Stephen Battersby 08 May 2013 A lopsided atomic nucleus may help to refine nuclear theory. The stubby pear shape, described today in Nature1, may...

Does Antimatter Fall UP?

Posted 04.30.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/30/2013 11:05 AM EDT on LiveScience When it comes to antimatter, what goes up doesn...

Atom Smasher Discovery Suggests Solution To Antimatter Riddle

AP | Posted 04.24.2013 | Science

GENEVA -- Scientists at the world's biggest atom smasher have found further reasons for the apparent lack of antimatter in the universe. A team worki...

Scientists Downplay 'Dark Lightning' Danger

Posted 04.10.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 04/10/2013 08:07 AM EDT on LiveScience "Dark lightning" that is almost invisible wit...

Scientists Report Evidence Of Elusive Dark Matter

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN and SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 04.04.2013 | Science

GENEVA -- It is one of the cosmos' most mysterious unsolved cases: dark matter. It is supposedly what holds the universe together. We can't see it, bu...

Have Scientists Found Evidence Of Dark Matter?

Posted 04.03.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, SPACE.com Staff Writer Published: 04/03/2013 11:05 AM EDT on SPACE.com A massive particle detector mounted on the International Sp...

Particle Trap Reveals Key Antimatter Properties

Posted 03.26.2013 | Science

By: Live Science Staff Published: 03/25/2013 01:43 PM EDT on LiveScience Scientists say they've made the most precise measurements to date of the...

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...

Here Be Dragons: Space as the Final Frontier (PHOTOS)

Tracey Harnish | Posted 10.31.2012 | Arts
Tracey Harnish

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WATCH: CERN Scientists Trap Antimatter Long Enough To Test

Posted 08.07.2011 | Technology

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Antimatter Breakthrough Could Shed New Light On Big Bang Theory

Posted 08.05.2011 | Technology

(AP/THE HUFFINGTON POST) GENEVA -- Nuclear scientists announced Sunday they have found a way to "trap" for more than 15 minutes elusive antimatter ato...

$2 Billion Antimatter Magnet Installed On Space Station

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 07.19.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Endeavour's astronauts accomplished the No. 1 objective of their mission Thursday, installing a $2 billion cosmic ray det...

Scientists Claim Breakthrough In Antimatter Hunt

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

GENEVA — Scientists may have been able to capture elusive atoms of antimatter, but don't expect that to lead to interstellar rocket engines or p...

Scientists Find Thunderstorms Create Antimatter

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

*Scroll down for video, pictures.* NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has found evidence of thunderstorms on Earth shooting antimatter particle...

Space-Based Detector Could Find Anti-Universe

Huffington Post/AP | Frank Jordans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

GENEVA — A $2 billion machine that will jump-start the search for antimatter and other phenomena was loaded onto a massive U.S. Air Force plane Wedn...

Large Hadron Collider Begins with the Beginning

Santhosh Mathew, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Santhosh Mathew, PhD

The collisions of the particles in the LHC are truly the minuscule replication of the events that unfolded in the early universe about 13.7 billion years ago, immediately following Big Bang.

24, Shel Silverstein, Muons and God's Toe

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

Physicists at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory claimed to have overcome the precepts of relativity and quantum mechanics. Wouldn't it be nice if Shel Silverstein were around to write a song about our metaphysical mess?

Fermilab Physicists Discover Clue To Why The Universe Exists

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's one of the biggest mysteries of science: Why is our universe made almost entirely of matter and not antimatter? Physicists at Fermi National Acc...

Movie Review: Angels And Demons -- A Satisfying Thriller With Some Messages

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Kall

For a thriller, Angels and Demons takes you on a more diverse emotional journey than most.