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Science now helping to develop better chocolate

Scientists have used X-ray to peer into the sweet brown heart of chocolate to discover what causes it to turn white.

By May 7, 2015


Here's the Milky Way supernova you've never heard of

Newly measured distance to stellar debris in the northern sky links it more firmly to an explosion observers saw in 1181.

By August 30, 2013


Scientists transform cement into liquid metal

Laser beams and an aerodynamic levitator help scientists melt cement into a metallic-glass material that can act as a semiconductor.

By May 28, 2013


Is the Earth's core as hot as the sun?

Scientists have taken new measurements that suggest that the core of the Earth burns at 6000 degrees Celsius — as hot as the surface of the sun.

By April 30, 2013


Black holes glowing like eyes in the depths of space

NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array has captured two black holes in a neighbouring spiral galaxy 7 million light years away.

By January 7, 2013


What makes the LHC tick?

Large Hadron Collider engineers are ironing out wrinkles in a tremendously complicated machine that consumes about the same power as all Geneva.

By July 6, 2010


Everything you need to know about the Large Hadron Collider, CERN and the Higgs boson

Need to impress a sexy physics fan or wow your boss with your massive brain? Our idiot's guide to the LHC will turn you into an expert in five easy steps

By November 27, 2009


Researchers accelerate proton cancer treatment

Technology being developed at Lawrence Livermore lab could soon make more precise radiation therapy widely available to cancer patients by making the specialized machines more compact.

By August 20, 2009


Date set to fire up world's most-powerful particle accelerator

Large Hadron Collider, which sits in a nearly 17-mile-long circular tunnel that lies beneath the French-Swiss border, is set to start circulating particles next month.

By August 8, 2008