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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...

Did a Time-Traveling Bird Sabotage the Collider?

Sometime on Nov. 3, the supercooled magnets in sector 81 of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), outside Geneva, began to dangerously overheat. Scientists rushed to...

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...

The Moment

If you're reading this, the world didn't end last Wednesday morning--but then, no serious person thought it would. Two men with more of a cause than a clue,...

Hunting the Higgs

Sometime within the next few weeks, a team of physicists and engineers plan to settle into position in a control room at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the...

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