Particle physics science and discoveries: Latest news
From the Standard Model to the Large Hadron Collider and from quantum physics to the Higgs boson, read about the latest discoveries in particle physics here.
Some of the strongest, longest, smallest, biggest and best reasons to celebrate space as the year comes to a close. There are a handful of awesome firsts in here too.
A novel theory of 'wavy space-time' suggests that the division between our best descriptions of the universe on its smallest and largest scales may be because gravity does not play by quantum rules.
New research helps resolve the mystery surrounding strange long gamma-ray bursts, suggesting these blasts of high-energy radiation emerge from collisions of neutron stars that birth black holes.
Scientists have discovered a mysterious, highly energetic "sun goddess" particle that could act as a messenger for some of the universe’s most powerful events.
New research shows gamma-ray blasting blazars could also be belting Earth with "ghost particles," or neutrinos.
The most energetic particles in the universe appear to emerge from sources within the Milky Way, our own home.
Space mysteries Even though the density of interstellar space is billions of times lower than even our emptiest human-made vacuum chambers, it's not 100% percent empty.
Scientists have created the world's first nanophotonic electron accelerator, which speeds negatively charged particles with mini laser pulses and is small enough to fit on a coin.
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