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Top lab CERN launches key new accelerator

Geneva - Europe's top physics lab CERN launched its newest particle accelerator on Tuesday, billed as a key step towards future experiments that could unlock the universe's greatest mysteries.

China 'to start work on super, super-collider by 2020'

Bejing - China will begin work on the world's largest super-collider in 2020, state-run media reported Thursday, in an attempt to increase understanding of the Higgs boson, or "god particle".

Scientists discover new kind of particle: The pentaquark

Ginebra - Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland have discovered a new kind of particle called the pentaquark, they announced Tuesday.

Large Hadron Collider begins restart process

The restart of the Large Hadron Collider has begun as particles begin to travel around the 27km tunnel again for the first time since 2013. The LHC has been shut down so that substantial upgrade and maintenance work can be completed.

Large Hadron Collider to search for parallel universes

The particle-smashing Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Cern, Switzerland, will restart next week and one of its major projects will be to search for tiny black holes, which could be gateways to parallel universes and new dimensions.

First ever photo of light as both wave and particle at same time

For the first time ever, light in the simultaneous form of both wave and particle, has been captured on camera by scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)

Scientists 99.994% sure they've found 'God particle'

Geneva - Researchers at the European Organization of Nuclear Research (CERN) working with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) say they now have strong evidence of existence of the long sought after "God particle" or Higgs boson.

Scientist at particle collider arrested for terrorist links

French officials have arrested a physicist who works at the facility that houses the world's largest particle collider. He is suspected of having al-Qaeda links.

Will Finding 'The God Particle' Take Us Closer to God?

"For the vast majority of people, even in advanced societies, technology only need be a little sophisticated to be indistinguishable from magic."

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The first-ever image of light behaving as both a particle and a wave.
The first-ever image of light behaving as both a particle and a wave.
Fabrizio Carbone/EPFL
This (Pseudocolored) negative-stained (false-colored) transmission electron micrograph (TEM) depicts...
This (Pseudocolored) negative-stained (false-colored) transmission electron micrograph (TEM) depicts the ultrastructural details of an influenza virus particle, or “virion”. A member of the taxonomic family Orthomyxoviridae, the influenza virus is a single-stranded RNA organism
: Cynthia Goldsmith

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