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The Higgs Boson Sings!

On the 4th of July at a packed press conference in Geneva, scientists at CERN, the European Center for Nuclear Research, announced that they had found the...

Fireworks for the Physicists: A Higgs is Found

Be grateful America's great historical figures don't talk like scientists. "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down, modify, or otherwise reduce the architectural footprint of...

Inside CERN: The Place Where Particles Fly

The European Organization for Nuclear Research is home to the most sophisticated physics hardware in the world—and, as of this week, the home to one of the most...

Collider Triggers End-of-World Fears

From the flagellants of the Middle Ages to the doomsayers of Y2K, humanity has always been prone to good old-fashioned the-end-is-nigh hysteria. The latest cause...

Back to the Beginning at CERN

The world-class slopes, the pristine scenery, the distant sound of cowbells — there are countless reasons to go to the Swiss mountains. Now there's a good reason...

Science: United for Atoms

The world's most powerful atom smasher is in neither the U.S. nor in Russia; it is in Switzerland. In the rolling countryside three miles northwest of Geneva,...

The Cathedral Of Science

If physicists didn't sound so smart, you'd swear they were making half this stuff up. The universe began with a big bang called, well, the Big Bang. It's filled...

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