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This Week's Night Sky: Look Up to Catch Venus in Prime Time

Venus will be bright and easy to find, helping even the most amateur sky-watcher get started on spotting the planets.<p>The goddess of love puts on her best appearance this week as Venus takes center stage early Monday evening and lives up to the name of evening star.<p><b>Venus visits Twins.</b> As darkness …

Live webcast of the 13 TeV restart of the CERN Large Hadron Collider

After some test “prototype” collisions a couple of weeks ago, the LHC should today become a working production line for proton-proton collisions at 13 TeV.<p>Summary: The LHC is back in business again, producing data for physics at 13 Tera electron volts.<p>The live webcast is now finished, but there is …

Physics

Back in Business! Large Hadron Collider Kicks Physics into High Gear

Physics

Niels Bohr: Life Behind the Physics

Niels Bohr, with his model of the atom, led physics into the quantum era. In the last of this season’s Perimeter Institute public lectures, his grandson Vilhelm will talk about personality and his influences<p>Even though we know better, many physicists still picture the atom as a mini solar-system …

Quantum Mechanics

The Large Hadron Collider is officially doing science again

Round two of Humanity vs. Particle Physics has finally kicked off, with scientists at CERN announcing this morning that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is once again delivering data for the first time in 27 months. The world's largest particle accelerator started running again last month after …

Physics

Large Hadron Collider restarts experiments after two-year upgrade

Particle collider that proved existence of the "God particle" will now operate at massively increased energy levels<p>The hunt for dark matter moved a step closer on Wednesday as the Large Hadron Collider began experiments for the first time in 27 months.<p>Scientists at Cern promised a ‘new era of …

Large Hadron Collider back in business

CERN in Switzerland announced today that a new research season has begun for the Large Hadron Collider, following a $150 million overhaul.<p>CERN in …

Stephen Hawking: 'I would consider assisted suicide'

Physicist tells BBC programme he would consider ending his life if he had nothing more to contribute and was a burden to those around him<p>Stephen Hawking has said he would consider ending his own life if he became a burden to others or if he had “nothing more to contribute”.<p>But the physicist and …

Assisted Suicide

Large Hadron Collider: how Cern's atom-smasher works

The Large Hadron Collider has re-started scientific investigations after a two-year pause - but what exactly does it do and why?<p>After discovering Higgs boson with their first run in 2013, physicists at CERN, in Switzerland, are hoping to make more breakthroughs after carrying out a <b>two-year upgrade</b> …

Swim Through The Seven Seas With Google Fish View

Happy Early World Ocean Day!<p>Is there anywhere that Google Street View hasn't gone? It's visited monuments in Egypt, gone zip-lining through the Amazon rainforest, wandered under the aurora, and rafted down the Colorado.<p>Now, in honor of World Oceans Day on June 8, Google Maps teamed up with XL …

Five Best Ways to Send Money to Other People Online

Sending money online, whether you’re splitting the check at lunch, paying your share of the bills, or buying something via Craigslist, is easier now …

FinTech