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After a three-decade search, scientists appear to have found the elusive particle. Its peculiar properties suggest a new era in physics could be about to dawn
The largest stars die in explosions more powerful than anyone thought possible—some triggered in part by the production of antimatter
By adapting a global network of telescopes, astronomers will soon get their first look ever at the dark silhouette of a black hole
Earlier this week, the Rosetta spacecraft’s Philae lander finally woke up after a seven-month snooze. When Philae touched down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko last November, it landed in a shady spot and didn’t get enough sunlight to recharge its batteries...
Neutrinos, the strangest beasts in the particle zoo, may soon open the way to unexplored realms
Cosmologists are closing in on the ultimate processes that created and shaped the universe
As U.S. bridges fall into disrepair, a European span design comes into favor
Bubble chamber photographs reveal the telltale tracks of exotic subatomic particles
Once viewed as imposing absolute limits on knowledge and technology, quantum theory is now expanding the power of computers and the vistas of the mind
Maybe not. The observations that led astronomers to deduce its existence could have another explanation: our galaxy lies at the center of a giant cosmic void
What if the smallest bits of matter actually harbor an undiscovered world of particles?
Dark matter is not just a puzzle. It is a solution