Scientists at CERN say that they are closing in on the Higgs boson, the elusive subatomic particle that, if discovered, could help explain why particles have mass. Here's what some of the world's leading physicists have to say about the announcement.
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen announced plans to construct a giant aircraft to launch rockets into orbit, eventually for paying passengers.
Scientists at CERN say that they are closing in on demonstrating the existence of the elusive Higgs boson – the theoretical subatomic particle that could explain why particles have mass.
Stratolaunch Systems, founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, is planning to build a huge carrier aircraft that will launch unmanned rockets into space.
Physicists at CERN are increasingly confident that they have discovered the elusive Higgs boson – the so-called 'God particle' that is thought to be a key component of our understanding of the cosmos. Why does the Higgs boson matter?
Canada on Monday became the first country to announce that it would withdraw from the Kyoto protocol on climate change. Did the promise of riches from the country's vast tar sands reserves play a role?
A study of the African lungfish suggests that our evolutionary ancestors first started walking before they migrated onto land.
At a seminar at CERN in Geneva Tuesday, two groups using independent means for seeking the Higgs boson reported seeing tantalizing hints of the presence of the 'God particle.'
The annual Geminid meteor shower peaks tonight, eager skywatchers may experience chilly temperatures.
Scientists are closer to capturing the elusive Higgs boson 'God particle,' the missing piece of the governing theory of the universe's tiniest building blocks.
Scientists at CERN are expected to report Tuesday seeing hints of the long-sought Higgs boson – the so-called 'God particle' linked to a mechanism that gives other subatomic particles their mass.
Lunar eclipse watchers are looking forward to the last lunar eclipse of 2011 Saturday morning. In the West, the eclipse will happen just as the moon is setting, creating quite a show.
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Saturday's lunar eclipse promises to make the moon appear supersized and bright red for skywatchers in the Western United States and Canada.
A new study found that rats display compassion for their fellow rodents, even if they have nothing to gain.
Black holes 10 billion times the sun's mass have been found. The discovery could help write the history of galaxy formation and evolution over the universe's 13.7 billion-year history.
A study published in the journal science showed that rats, despite their reputation for being disloyal, are actually quite empathetic, helping to free their trapped cagemates even if there is no obvious reward for having done so.
Climate activists in Durban are expressing their displeasure at negotiators from wealthy countries, whom they see as dragging their feet on curbing greenhouse gas emissions.
Found in a cave in South Africa, the 77,000 year old bedding was made of insect-repelling leaves and other medicinal plants.
Scientists unearthed 515-million-year-old fossil remains of a pair of Anomalocaris eyes. The superpredator's eyes had 32,000 lenses – all the better to stalk their prey.