An open letter from PopSci to President Obama about science and the future
As the Large Hadron Collider readies to be fired up in Geneva, Physicist Brian Cox explains what it might reveal about the workings of the Universe—and why the grandest scientific instrument ever built is well worth the $6 billion investment
The most powerful and complex science experiment in the history of the universe is finally—after 14 years and $10 billion—about to begin. There's no telling what it may find, and that's entirely the point
Memristor could enable instant-on PCs, massive data storage and computers that think like humans
Physicists are praying that their 4-mile-long machine will detect a tiny bit of matter so elusive that some consider it practically divine.
François Englert and Peter Higgs just received the Nobel Prize in Physics for laying the groundwork for the discovery of the Higgs boson. But can someone please explain what a Higgs is? Like, really simply.
At a meeting on Tuesday, the ATLAS and CMS experiments are expected to show their first data that offers a peek at the God Particle
Professors Tom Kibble and Tejinder Virdee were integral to the discovery of the elusive particle.
How 'Higgsy' is this particle? More work needs to be done
The most important papers to come from the world's biggest physics lab
For physicists, it was "an appointment with destiny."
Its significance, though, awaits further investigation.
Competition with the Large Hadron Collider heats up
A nearly 6-sigma result says we are now surer than sure that the God particle is real
The heavy metal of the god particle
Competitor takes advantage of LHC's accident
What changes in language use can tell us about society