Reconcile Your LHC Shutdown Sadness With a Higgs Boson Watch

Are you having a hard time dealing with the Large Hadron Collider's two-year maintenance shutdown? Do you miss waking up every morning to the potential of another big particle discovery in the news? Then strap this awesomely animated Higgs Boson watch to your wrist as a reminder that in no time the LHC will be back in… » 4/15/13 9:49am 4/15/13 9:49am

Have Scientists Discovered a New Elementary Particle?

Researchers at Fermilab, who run the Tevatron particle accelerator, say they've discovered a new particle "anomaly," leading people to think they may have uncovered a new elementary particle or new force of nature. But those working on the project are playing it safe, merely stating that the data is interesting. » 4/06/11 11:20pm 4/06/11 11:20pm

Scientists Looking for the Force Finally Put CERN's Large Hadron Collider to Good Use

Click to viewCERN's scientists, the fine people who brought us the W and Z particles, anti-hydrogen atoms and hyperlinked porn sites web pages, are now hard at work building the Large Hadron Collider to discover something even cooler: the Force. Yes, that Force. Or like physicists call it, the Higgs boson, a particle… » 2/22/08 9:30am 2/22/08 9:30am