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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...

Neutron Death Mystery Stymies Physicists

| Clara Moskowitz | Posted 05.13.2014 | Science

Despite decades of taking measurements, scientists cannot agree on how long neutrons live. Neutrons are stable inside atoms, but on their own they dec...

Exotic Space Particles Slam Into Icy Observatory

| Clara Moskowitz | Posted 04.10.2014 | Science

SAVANNAH, Ga.—A belowground experiment at the South Pole has now discovered three of the highest-energy neutrinos ever found, particles that may be ...

With Help From Public, Agency's Space Probe Fetches Primordial Dust

| Richard A. Kerr | Posted 03.25.2014 | Science

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS—After a massive, years-long search, researchers have recovered seven interstellar dust particles returned to Earth by the Star...

7-Year-Old Physics Lover Talks Complex Particles

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.04.2014 | Parents

This clip is part of HuffPost Live's "Tell Me Why" series, featuring young enthusiasts discussing the subjects they're passionate about -- from horror...

Dark Matter Search Turns To Ideas Once Considered Fringe

| Clara Moskowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Ever since astronomers realized that most of the matter in the universe is invisible, they have tried to sort out what that obscure stuff might be. B...

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Probes Let Physicists Peer Further Back In Time Than Ever Before

HuffingtonPost.com | David Freeman | Posted 09.11.2013 | Science

What was it like at the dawn of the universe? No one knows for sure. But with help from powerful space probes, physicists say they have now peered fur...

Mysterious Particles Detected At Icy Observatory

| Posted 05.19.2013 | Science

By John Matson Hot on the heels of detecting the two highest-energy neutrinos ever observed, scientists working with a mammoth particle detector bur...

Long Trip Planned For Big Particle Storage Ring

Posted 05.10.2013 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 05/09/2013 03:09 PM EDT on LiveScience A particle storage ring spanning 50 feet (15 meters) in diameter i...

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...

Collider May Have Created Weird New Form Of Matter

Posted 12.03.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 11/27/2012 03:11 PM EST on LiveScience Collisions between particles inside the Large Had...

Electrons' Secret Hideouts Revealed In Incredible Image

Posted 10.02.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 10/02/2012 03:04 PM EDT on LiveScience For the first time, scientists have peered down to the level of a single ele...

CERN Creates Hottest Manmade Substance EVER

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.25.2013 | Science

The Large Hadron Collider scientists at CERN claim to have created the hottest man-made temperature ever from smashing together lead ions to create a ...

Physics Paper Points To Real-Life 'Tractor Beam'

| Posted 06.21.2012 | Science

By Evelyn Lamb Tractor beams, a staple of science fiction, may be moving closer to science fact. In a paper published earlier this spring, phys...

Human Bodies Are Pelted By Mysterious Particles, Research Suggests

Posted 04.29.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi Published: 04/27/2012 03:59 PM EDT on SPACE.com Invisible dark matter particles may regularly pass through our bodies, and d...