Large Hadron Collider

Cosmic Mysteries

Mysterious Cosmic Rays Shooting from the Ground in Antarctica Could Break Physics

NASA went searching for micro black holes in Antarctica. Instead, it detected cosmic rays shooting from the ground and some physicists think it could be evidence of a supersymmetric particle.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.28.18
physics

In Major Breakthrough, Scientists Observe Higgs Boson Decay into Bottom Quarks

After years of attempts, the particle’s most common decay pattern has finally been observed at the Large Hadron Collider.
Becky Ferreira
8.29.18
Bitcoin

The Large Bitcoin Collider Is Generating Trillions of Keys and Breaking Into Wallets

A quixotic, and slightly dubious, quest.
Jordan Pearson
4.13.17
Higgs boson

Why the Higgs Boson Found at the Large Hadron Collider Could Be an ‘Impostor’

An Iowa physicist intends to find out.
Farnia Fekri
2.7.17
physics

We Can Stop Worrying and Love the Large Hadron Collider

What happens when a beam of subatomic particles traveling at nearly the speed of light meets the flesh of the human body?
Joel Frohlich
1.17.17
robots

Watch the Robot That Patrols the Large Hadron Collider

TIM stalks the tunnels of the LHC.
Matthew Gault
11.26.16
papers

Decades-Old Collision Data Offers Tantalizing Hint of New Particle

The Large Electron-Positron collider returns to haunt the LHC.
Michael Byrne
10.22.16
video

This Is What It's Like to Be Inside the World's Largest Particle Accelerator

Take a spin.
Samantha Cole
10.6.16
physics

The Dark Cloud of High-Energy Physics

The LHC 'nightmare scenario' came and went and, here we are, still doing science.
Michael Byrne
9.4.16
Internet

Some Jokers Filmed a Fake ‘Human Sacrifice’ at CERN

CERN says it "does not condone this kind of spoof."
Victoria Turk
8.18.16
Lux

Key Dark Matter Detection Experiment Again Comes Up Empty-Handed

Is the end is nigh for WIMPs?
Michael Byrne
7.23.16
africa

Scientists May Have Just Found 600,000 Olympic Swimming Pools of Helium

It could help ease the helium shortage.
Bryson Masse
6.28.16