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Particle-smashing Fermilab gets cash reprieve

The United States' only particle physics lab, residing in Batavia, Ill., stays alive after receiving a $5 million cash infusion from an unnamed philanthropist.

By May. 29, 2008

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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 Feb. 19, 2013

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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 Apr. 5, 2012

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570-megapixel camera scans sky for dark energy

Fermilab scientists have rigged this gigantic beast of a snapper to look deep into space for evidence of dark energy, which is supposedly causing the universe to expand at an increased speed.

By Jan. 14, 2010

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Particle accelerator project sued on fears it will destroy the planet

Europe's CERN laboratory is a defendant in a lawsuit that asks for more time to assess the safety of the Large Hadron Collider, the world's biggest particle accelerator.

By Mar. 28, 2008

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Physicist cuts plane boarding time in half

Algorithm has passengers board in a set order, reducing the aisle traffic jam and potentially saving more than $1 billion for the industry.

By Aug. 30, 2011

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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 Mar. 7, 2012

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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 Jul. 4, 2012

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Why the LHC may be beaten to the Bang

While the Large Hadron Collider sits idle somewhere beneath the Alps, the American Tevatron Accelerator is making strides. But does it have a rap video?

By Feb. 26, 2009

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LHC's record intensity speeds Higgs search

Squeezing more bunches of protons onto the particle accelerator's beams increases the data-gathering rate--and the odds the Higgs boson will turn up at CERN.

By Apr. 22, 2011