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Higgs inflation at the critical point

Abstract<p>Higgs inflation can occur if the Standard Model (SM) is a self-consistent effective field theory up to inflationary scale. This leads to an …

This Gorgeous Image From Hubble Shines New Light On Old Cosmic Mystery

Holy Hubble!<p>It's been almost 25 years since the Hubble Space Telescope was deployed in 1990, but the orbiting observatory keeps sending exciting new images. Just check out one of Hubble's latest images below, featuring a brilliant globular cluster full of stars that shine bright like</i> …

New Milky Way maps help solve stubborn interstellar material mystery

An international team of sky scholars, including a key researcher from Johns Hopkins, has produced new maps of the material located between the stars …

Higgs Boson May Explain the Earliest Expansion of the Universe

Figure 1: The influence of the Higgs boson and its field (inset) on cosmological inflation could manifest in the observation of gravitational waves …

Physics

Deep Astrophoto of LDN 673: The Place Where Stars are Born

What a stunning view of this dark region of space! This image, by astrophotographer Callum Hayton shows LDN 673, a molecular cloud complex that lies …

Astronomy

How to Search for E.T. by Scanning Alien Skies

In the future, astronomers could detect hints of alien life by scanning the atmospheres of distant worlds with advanced space telescopes, researchers …

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Researchers say deep learning can help discover Higgs bosons and other particles

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: CERN<p>Researchers from the University of California, Irvine, have published a paper demonstrating the effectiveness of …

Black Holes May Explode Into 'White Holes' And Pour All Their Matter Into Space, Physicists Say

Black holes might end their lives by transforming into their exact opposite — 'white holes' that explosively pour all the material they ever swallowed into space, say two physicists. The suggestion, based on a speculative quantum theory of gravity, could solve a long-standing conundrum about …

Mystery of 'proton spin' solved? Particle collider reveals that quarks AND gluons may hold answer to great subatomic puzzle

• <b>Researchers using a collider in New York say they have solved 'spin' mystery</b>• <b><br>Since an experiment in 1987 the origins of proton spin have been</b> …

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Scientists Make Largest Quark, Solving A 20-Year Mystery

Researchers have found the "final" predicted way of making top quarks, the largest subatomic particle.<p>Top quarks are the heaviest of subatomic particles, and are prime components of all matter--everything from mayonnaise to your big toe. But while they are in virtually everything, they are …

Physics

Long-Sought Quark-Formation Process Finally Found

The hunt for new physics may have to continue for a while longer.<p>Scientists have found traces of an ultra-rare process to form top quarks, one of the …

Top Quark Particle Created At Fermilab, Lending Support For 'Standard Model'

The hunt for new physics may have to continue for a while longer.<p>Scientists have found traces of an ultra-rare process to form top quarks, the particles that make up protons and neutrons. And that process seems to operate just as predicted by the Standard Model, the long-standing, yet incomplete, …

Physicists Calculate Mass Of Top Quark, Heaviest Elementary Particle

In the first joint result from the world's two leading particle colliders, scientists have determined the mass of the heaviest elementary particle, the top quark.<p>The measurement was made using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, and the Tevatron at Fermilab in Batavia, …

Physics

Higgs Boson May Be Composed Of Tiny 'Techni-Quark' Particles, Physicists Say

<i>Updated April 4 at 10:51 a.m. ET.</i><p>The Higgs boson — a particle thought to explain how other particles get their mass — is tiny, but it may not be the tiniest particle yet. Theories have long predicted the existence of even smaller particles that might make up the Higgs, and recent research suggests …

Large Hadron Collider Finds New Form Of Quark Matter

The scientists at the Large Hadron Collider facility in Switzerland appears to have found a new and highly elusive particle that has the scientific …

Scientists Have Discovered A Planet They Thought Was Impossible

Scientists say the new planet may have "profound implications for the possibility of life" on extra-solar planets, according to a press release from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. They announced the finding in a talk at the American Astronomical Society meeting in …

Universe

PM/AM: White Holes Are the New Black Holes

Stories, videos, and our thoughts on big news you might have missed.<p><i>Welcome to PM/AM, Popular Mechanics' morning briefing on the top science and tech stories for today.</i><p>Is there a back end to a black hole? Does the stuff that a black hole sucks up go anywhere, or does it only get compressed into a …

The Strangest Black Holes in the Universe

Photo Credit: Alain R. | Wikimedia Commons<p>Slide 1 of 21<p>Introduction<p>Black holes are gigantic cosmic monsters, exotic objects whose gravity is so …