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Chien-Shiung Wu’s work defied the laws of physics
Now regarded as the 'first lady of physics,' the Manhattan Project scientist was often not treated as a peer among her collaborators.
The souped-up Large Hadron Collider is back to take on its weightiest questions yet
What happens where the LHC's beams meet tells us how the universe works.
The standard model of particle physics may be broken
New, precise measurements of already discovered particles are shaking up physics, according to a scientist working at the Large Hadron Collider.
This subatomic particle’s surprising heft has weighty consequences
If the W boson is heavier than expected, then a foundational idea in physics is unfinished.
Scientists found a fleeting particle from the universe’s first moments
To detect an X particle, make some quark-gluon plasma.
The James Webb telescope could help solve the mystery of dark matter
The search for dark matter might also be the search for the oldest black holes.
Physicists close in on the exceedingly short life of the Higgs boson
Just because scientists have discovered a particle doesn't mean they know all its properties.
The Crab Nebula’s electron launcher is so powerful, it almost shouldn’t exist
A new super-facility in the mountains of China helped make the surprising detections.
Inside the discovery that could change particle physics
A subatomic particle called the muon is more magnetic than it should be—here’s what that could mean.
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