Higgs Boson

Unfortunately, the Force may not be with you

<b>(CNN) —</b> With a blare of Imperial trumpets and the now-familiar march of words across the screen, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" blasted its way into theaters across the country this weekend.<p>While the jury is still out on where the film ranks in the "Star Wars" pantheon, there is no denying the mark …

Star Wars

Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People review – variety show for atheists returns

Conway Hall, London A joyful lucky dip in which secular sermons and Christmas messages quoting Kurt Vonnegut make for a silly but rousing celebration of rationalism<p>It’s hard to believe this is the 10th year of Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People, an endearingly shambolic, joyful lucky dip of …

Jarvis Cocker

The Answering Oracle

<b>How does the Answering Oracle work?</b><br>I can answer questions best that start with <i>Will I... Should I or Can I...</i> but I can also answer other ypes of …

Magnetism

10 Science Stories Of 2017 That Sound Like Sci-Fi Taglines

With another year in the rearview mirror, it’s time to sit back, take a deep breath, and look at some of the scientific headlines that we might have …

List-Worthy

'The Simpsons' predicted that Disney would buy Fox 19 years ago — and it's not the only time it has accurately predicted the future

About 19 years ago, "The Simpsons" predicted that 20th Century Fox would be owned by Disney, and on Thursday Disney announced it would be purchasing it (and other assets) in a deal estimated at $52.4 billion.<p>The deal also means that "The Simpsons" will be owned by Disney. That should make your head …

Nobel Prize

Solid start in the quest for an elusive particle

A collaboration of Belgian, French and British scientists, including researchers from Imperial College London, have developed a technology to detect …

Physics

Dark Energy Theories Demolished: Neutron Star Collision Wipes Out Scientists' Understanding of Mysterious Force

<i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>There was much excitement when scientists witnessed the violent …

Physics

UK pupils recreate CERN lab and Large Hadron Collider in Minecraft

Scientists at <b>CERN</b> have teamed up with UK schoolchildren to recreate the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in <b>Minecraft</b>, in a bid to teach more youngsters …

Large Hadron Collider

How the science of Star Wars is turning fiction into fact

Professor Carsten Welsch uses the science of Star Wars to explain how we're using more than the Force to push the boundaries of physics.<p><i>Rey in Star</i> …

Physics

Diving Into The Unknown: What’s Physics After Higgs Boson?

By<p>Thousands of researchers at the CERN research centre are looking for particles and phenomena that standard physics cannot explain. Aalto University …

Physics

The mystery of the early universe's enormous black hole

<b>(CNN) —</b> For a scientist, perplexity is the most exhilarating state of mind, because unexpected phenomena are often the most direct path to discoveries. And a recent observation from one of the furthest corners of the universe -- an ancient and enormous black hole -- has set the astronomical world …

Universe

Physics Breakthrough: New Form of Matter, Excitonium, Finally Proved to Exist After 50-Year Search

After 50 years of theories and thwarted attempts, scientists have finally proved the existence of a new form of matter. The never-before-detected …

Physics

LEGO Fundamentals: 2 Books Reviewed

This Week’s Word is “Bricks.”<p>LEGO – the stuff of life?<p>That’s how one of the books in this week’s Word Wednesday video considers these ubiquitous …

Lego

What Would Enrico Fermi Think Of Science Today?

I have been living with Enrico Fermi for the past four years.<p>Well, I have been living with him <i>metaphorically</i> — as I have just completed a full-scale biography of Fermi. So, I've been spending a lot of time thinking about how he would view today's scientific landscape.<p>Fermi's contributions to …

Physics

The late, great Steve Connor

<b>At 15.00 last Wednesday Steve Connor, a giant of British science journalism who over nearly four decades broke several of the biggest stories in his field and won the respect of an international audience, died after a long illness. He was 62.</b><p>For 18 years he was science editor of The Independent, …

Journalism

The Struggle to Solve Long-Lived Physics Puzzles

“Art is long, life is short.” That ancient quote from Hippocrates often crosses my mind when I read reports from experimental physicists who have been seeking, but not finding, evidence for beautiful yet unproven ideas proposed by theoretical physicists like me. Science, too, can be awfully long.<p>In …

Physics

'A giant of British science journalism': Steve Connor, former science editor of The Independent, dies

Steve Connor, the multi-award-winning former science editor of <i>The Independent,</i> has died aged 62, after a long illness.<p>Days before he passed away on …

Journalism

Meet the Co-Chairs for Davos 2018

Sharan Burrow, Fabiola Gianotti, Isabelle Kocher, Christine Lagarde, Ginni Rometty, Chetna Sinha and Erna Solberg will co-chair our next Annual …

Women in Tech

Former Independent science editor Steve Connor has died: ‘A giant of British science journalism’

The Independent’s former science editor Steve Connor, who has been described as a “brilliant investigative reporter” and a “world-class science …

Journalism

LHC data: how it’s made

Scientists have never actually <i>seen</i> the Higgs boson. They’ve never seen the inside of a proton, either, and they’ll almost certainly never see dark …

Physics

Why human race is 20 years away from guaranteeing its immortality – physicist Brian Cox on space colonies and mining asteroids

Professor Brian Cox has high hopes for the future of mankind. The answer to many of our earthly dilemmas, the British scientist believes, lies in the …

News (China)

The Earth Does Stop the Occasional Neutrino

At the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica lies the IceCube Neutrino Observatory – a facility dedicated to the study of elementary …

Physics

B-Meson Decay – Joaquim Matias – Inference

Advances in science, and particularly in physics, have often arisen from efforts to resolve small anomalies in accepted theories. Black-body …

Physics

Cyclical Business - The Challenge Of Launching Europe's First App Contraceptive

A thought experiment. Imagine for a moment that you’re a physicist working at the CERN laboratory in Switzerland as part of an international team tasked with discovering the hitherto theoretical Higgs Boson particle. Once that particular piece of ground breaking work is completed – thus confirming …

Entrepreneurship

The new Grotesque

December 2017 – January 2018<p>The Nation Reviewed<p>The new Grotesque<p>By Patrick Witton<p>How the Monthly changed its typeface<p>December 2017 – January 2018

Typography

Here’s how NASA transformed Voyager 1 data into a beautiful (and super geeky) song

Outer space may be silent, but within the void lie symphonies waiting to be heard.<p>For years, scientists have tracked charged particles as they zoom …

Space Exploration

Ghostly Cosmic Neutrinos Are Stopped Cold by Planet Earth, New Study Shows

Subatomic particles called neutrinos are notoriously hard to catch because they pass right through regular matter like ghosts. But a new study shows …

Physics

Waterloo institute to take on the universe with new cosmology-focused research hub

Canada's premier centre for investigating the nature of reality has just taken on its biggest challenge, at least in terms of subject matter.<p>On Monday, Neil Turok, director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ont., announced the institute is establishing a new "Centre …

Theoretical Physics

CMS-SUS-16-046

CMS-SUS-16-046 ; CERN-EP-2017-284<p>Search for gauge-mediated supersymmetry in events with at least one photon and missing transverse momentum in pp …

Data Science

Dark Matter: The Mystery Substance Physics Still Can't Identify

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.</i><p>The …

Physics