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The Particles is the definitive interactive guide to subatomic particles and particlephysics. Have you ever wondered what particle physics is and...

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Is the universe a 2D hologram? Fermilab intends to find out

An experiment at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory called the Holometer intends to test several theories about the universe, including the holographic principle.

By August 26, 2014


Spooky staredown by YouTubers Rhett & Link tests face-morphing theory

Face of horror: The "Good Mythical Morning" hosts re-create a facial-perception experiment in which staring at someone's face, or into a mirror, produces weird hallucinations.

By September 10, 2015


Yes, QR codes have a future! In holograms?

They could be the most ignored bit of technology in today's society, but their real potential could soon be unlocked, and it's pretty cool.

By November 14, 2014


Earth's address within a massive supercluster of 100,000 galaxies

Astronomers have mapped the Milky Way's position to the outskirts of a supercluster of galaxies, newly dubbed Laniakea, meaning "Immense Heaven".

By September 4, 2014


Higgs Boson calculations add up to new Armageddon scenario

A Fermilab theoretical physicist suggests that qualities of the "God particle" show an "alternate" universe could easily "spread out and destroy us."

By February 19, 2013


Dark Energy Camera captures deep space photos

A 570-megapixel camera has captured its first images in a quest to map deep space dark energy.

By September 18, 2012


There's a 'new boson' in the universe

week in review Scientists discover the "God particle," while Facebook users discover an e-mail black hole. Also: Apple scores twin legal victories.

By July 6, 2012


Higgs boson researchers: We've spotted 'new boson'

Scientists at CERN say they've almost certainly located the elusive particle, which would confirm the standard model of physics. The evidence is "very strong, very solid."

By July 4, 2012


CERN kicks off LHC's 2012 Higgs hunt

The European nuclear research agency collides two high-power proton beams early this morning, marking the beginning of this year's Large Hadron Collider physics data collection.

By April 5, 2012


Higgs boson, you can run but you can't hide

The hunt for the Higgs boson thickens as U.S. scientists find further evidence of the mass-imparting particle that closely matches experiments from the Large Hadron Collider.

By March 7, 2012