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California Fires Leave Behind Apocalyptic-Like Destruction
Thousands of embattled firefighters are rushing to control fires in communities across Lake County, California.
Antimatter: Next Holy Grail for Physics
The apparent discovery of the Higgs boson was hailed as a historic milestone, but for particle physicists it mainly marks the beginning of a new search. Rival teams at CERN in Switzerland are trying to decipher the secrets of antimatter. If they succeed, the laws of physics will have to be
'Nightline' Daily Line, July 4: CERN: 'God Particle,' It Does Exist
Happy fourth of July, Daily Line readers! 9:10 a.m. ET: “We have a discovery [that is] consistent with a Higgs boson,” Rolf Heuer, director of CERN, the European research center, said Wednesday. Perhaps “God (Particle)” does exist? The head of the European Center for Nuclear...
'God Particle' 'Discovered': European Researchers Claim Discovery of Higgs Boson-Like Particle
Teams Say They've Discovered a new Particle Consistent with the Higgs Boson
The ‘God Particle’: ‘Tantalising Hints’ of Higgs Boson Seen by CERN Physicists
The Higgs boson — a subatomic particle so important to the understanding of space, time and matter, say physicists searching for it, that it took on the portentous nickname of “the God particle.” Scientists at CERN, the European Center for Nuclear Research in the Alps,...
Officials: Damage to collider forces 2-month halt
The world's largest atom smasher — which was launched with great fanfare earlier this month — has been damaged worse than previously thought and will be out of commission for at least two months, its operators said Saturday. CERN says the damage to its new particle collider was in a different place
You can take these science books to the beach
Still looking for that perfect summer beach book? Science might offer the answer — pitch your umbrella, relax in the waves and delve into the latest from the frontiers of science. •Stop worrying about sharks at the beach with The Science of Fear: Why We Fear Things we Shouldn't and Put Ourselves in
New Nano Weapon against Cancer
Gold nanoparticles with branching polymers could attack tumors in multiple ways.
Study: Key Protein ID'd in AIDS Infection
The AIDS virus uses a protein complex that does housekeeping chores inside cells to spread disease to other cells of the body, researchers say. Studies published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences report that a group of proteins called proteasomes are used by HIV, the AIDS
Power Plant Pollution Costs Lives
Soot pollution from U.S. power plants shortens the lives of more than 30,000 people each year, according to a study by Clean the Air, a coalition of three national clean air advocacy groups. The national study released today examined the health impacts of soot or fine particle pollution from