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Scientists capture the first image of light behaving as both a particle and a wave

Researchers have achieved the first ever pictorial evidence that light can simultaneously behave as a particle and as a wave.

By March 3, 2015


Working Lego particle accelerator finds the Minifigs Boson

Have you ever wondered what the building blocks of the universe might be? Perhaps they're Lego bricks.

By November 25, 2014


Stephen Hawking: God particle could wipe out the universe

In a preface to a new book, the famed physicist fears the Higgs Boson becoming unstable and causing a "catastrophic vacuum decay." But how likely is that really?

By September 7, 2014


Watch a virus-like particle try to enter a cell -- in 3D

Princeton researchers say their two-camera approach offers the most detailed footage of a nano-sized particle to date, which could ultimately shed light on how viruses and cells interact.

By February 25, 2014


Stephen Hawking: God particle discovery disappointing

In a speech at London's Science Museum, the famed physicist says the Higgs boson discovery makes physics less interesting. He adds that we've only got 1,000 years left on Earth anyway.

By November 13, 2013


Scientists unveil plans for 19-mile-long particle smasher

The blueprints are ready. If it gets funded, the multibillion-dollar International Linear Collider could help solve the mystery of cosmic dark matter.

By June 12, 2013


Discover the Higgs boson particle -- on your wrist

The scientists already did all the hard work. Now you can just sit back and enjoy the Higgs boson in wristwatch form.

By November 1, 2012


Apple snaps up celebrity-backed Web app firm Particle

Apple buys a San Francisco-based HTML5 Web and Web app design firm backed by Justin Timberlake.

By October 16, 2012


CERN discovers a Higgs-like particle: let the party (and head scratching) begin

Physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, Geneva, have announced the observation of a new particle, widely thought to be the elusive Higgs boson.

By July 4, 2012


Higgs boson-consistent particle discovered at LHC

Boffins at CERN have identified a particle consistent with the elusive Higgs boson -- it's a fine day for science.

By July 4, 2012