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Mar 13, 2014 09:37 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A fascinating observation has been tentatively announced by scientists using the Japanese SuperKamiokande neutrino detector.
Feb 19, 2014 03:47 PM ET // AFP
Scientists in Germany said Wednesday they had made the most precise measurement yet of the mass of the electron, one of the building blocks of matter.
Dec 19, 2013 02:21 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
New measurements of the electron have confirmed, to the smallest precision attainable, that it has a perfect roundness -- this is bad news for theories of physics beyond the standard model. Continue reading →
Jun 18, 2013 01:45 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
While looking for a strange state of matter in two particle accelerators, it has been announced that another, totally unexpected, particle has been discovered. Continue reading →
May 17, 2013 06:45 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has recreated the world's tiniest droplets of a primordial state of matter that last existed moments after the Big Bang, some 13.82 billion years ago. Continue reading →
Mar 7, 2013 09:10 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Forget the Higgs boson's delusions of grandeur, the exchange particle that gives stuff mass appears to be something of a disappointment. ->
Jun 19, 2012 06:19 PM ET // Jennifer Ouellette
A high-energy experiment at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is turning up results that challenge the Standard Model of physics.
Apr 3, 2010 01:16 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
When a star dies, depending on its mass, it will form a white dwarf, neutron star or a black hole. Or will it? Perhaps there's an intermediate "electroweak" phase that may save the remnant from black hole doom.
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