Large Hadron Collider Successfully Rebooted at Record Energy: Stepping Up the Search for Dark Matter

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The Large Hadron Collider detectors began recording high-energy collisions with an unprecedented energy of 13.6 TeV. The Large Hadron Collider again supplies proton collisions to experiments, this time with an unprecedented energy of 13.6 TeV, marking the beginning of the third set of data the accelerator needs for physics. A thunderous applause erupted in the[{” … Read more

5 megatrends driving the rise of data storytelling

Infographics: The Rise of Storytelling Humanity is creating more data than ever before, and more of that data is publicly available. Although “data is the new oil” has almost become a cliché, the impact that the abundance of data has on the world is undeniable. All of the world’s most valuable companies rely heavily on … Read more

Why is it so hard for people to have a baby?

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 public domain New research by a scientist at the Milner Center for Evolution at the University of Bath suggests that “selfish chromosomes” explain why most human embryos die very early. The study, published in PLoS Biologywhich explains why fish embryos are fine, but unfortunately human embryos often do not survive, has implications for … Read more

Why is it so hard for people to have a baby?

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 public domain New research by a scientist at the Milner Center for Evolution at the University of Bath suggests that “selfish chromosomes” explain why most human embryos die very early. The study, published in PLoS Biologywhich explains why fish embryos are fine, but unfortunately human embryos often do not survive, has implications for … Read more

Astronauts suffer decades of bone loss from months in space, study shows

Astronauts on space missions lasting longer than six months suffer decades of bone loss, much of which can be irreversible, a new study has found. The finding could pose a serious challenge for future manned missions to Mars. For missions lasting six months or more, astronauts’ exposure to the microgravity of space causes them to … Read more

The Large Hadron Collider apparently opens a gate to hell

swallow me hole The Large Hadron Collider first began smashing subatomic particles together in 2010, sparking a wave of panic over scientists accidentally ushering in the apocalypse. Nervous critics said the experiments these scientists conducted with the LHC could create a small black hole, suck up everything around it and eventually engulf the entire world. … Read more

What comes after the Higgs boson?

The Compact Muon Solenoid Detector at the Large Hadron Collider. Credit: CERN Ten years ago this week, two international collaborations of groups of scientists, including a large contingent from Caltech, confirmed that they had found conclusive evidence for the Higgs boson, an elusive elementary particle first predicted in a series of papers published in the … Read more

What comes after the Higgs boson?

The Compact Muon Solenoid Detector at the Large Hadron Collider. Credit: CERN Ten years ago this week, two international collaborations of groups of scientists, including a large contingent from Caltech, confirmed that they had found conclusive evidence for the Higgs boson, an elusive elementary particle first predicted in a series of papers published in the … Read more

What is Paris syndrome?

Paris, the capital of France, is awash with history; it is home to the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame and the Louvrethe the world’s most visited museum (opens in new tab)† But despite the city’s wealth of cultural hotspots, architectural delights and excellent restaurants (it currently has more than 90 Michelin one star … Read more