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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

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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

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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

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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

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Check out this molten ball of metal levitating in outer space

The ESA has put a levitating furnace on the International Space Station. Getting it to work right required a bit of shaving cream.

By November 25, 2014

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Hypnotic NASA video makes Earth's carbon dioxide gorgeous

A new video simulation from NASA is so beautiful to watch, it's easy to forget it's tracking one of the biggest disruptors of our climate.

By November 19, 2014

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GPS joins the hunt for dark matter in time-warping cosmic kinks

Timey-wimey, wibbly-wobbly: scientists reckon satellites and dead stars could hold the key to the mystery of dark matter.

By November 19, 2014

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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

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Nano-scale sculptures re-create the human body in the eye of a needle

Microscopic sculptures by artist Jonty Hurwitz are so tiny that they can fit easily inside the eye of a needle, on a human hair -- or on the forehead of an ant.

By November 13, 2014

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A home air purifier with a cool twist -- cold plasma

The Squair portable air cleaner promises to use cold plasma to fill your space with pollution-gobbling, bacteria-zapping oxygen atoms.

By November 11, 2014