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Visualized: step inside CERN's particle-detecting Compact Muon Solenoid

It's spring maintenance time over at the Large Hadron Collider, and the folks at CERN have seen fit to crack open the Compact Muon Solenoid to get at some of its loose connectors. You see, after three years, 99-percent of the the lead tungstate-based electromagnetic calorimeter's channels are …

Brain Scans Predict Which Criminals Are Most Likely to Reoffend

Brain scans of convicted felons can predict which ones are most likely to get arrested after they get out of prison, scientists have found in a study …

The Dangers of Social Isolation

You say you want to be alone? Think again. Researchers have found that older people with fewer human contacts are more likely to die—even if they're …

Say We Really Do Bring the Passenger Pigeon Back From Extinction — Then What?

Synthetic biology has made such strides in recent years that the notion of reviving extinct species is no longer crazy talk. Researchers gathered …

New Map Made of First Trillionth of a Trillionth of a Second After Big Bang

Author: Adam Mann. Adam Mann Science<p>Date of Publication: 03.21.13.<p>Time of Publication: 1:20 pm. 1:20 pm<p><i>The best and most precise map of the early</i> …

How the Science of Swarms Can Help Us Fight Cancer and Predict the Future

Author: Ed Yong. Ed Yong Science<p>Date of Publication: 03.19.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>The first thing to hit Iain Couzin when he walked …

Three Science Words We Should Stop Using

How can we improve everyone's ideas about the nature of science? I think there are three words that we shouldn't use.<p>Word 1: Hypothesis ——————<p>In my …