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Albert Einstein and the incredible discovery of gravitational waves

Scientists have discovered gravitational waves, ripples in space and time, that confirm one of Albert Einstein’s last unverified theories about the

Scientists have discovered gravitational waves, ripples in space and time, that confirm one of Albert Einstein’s last unverified theories about the

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Nobel: neutrinos pair win 2015 Nobel physics prize

The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics has been won by two scientists for a ground-breaking discovery about neutrinos. The subatomic particles have almost

The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics has been won by two scientists for a ground-breaking discovery about neutrinos. The subatomic particles have almost

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Large Hadron Collider smashes energy record

Smashing particles and records: the Large Hadron Collider has reached the unprecedented energy of 13 TeV.

Smashing particles and records: the Large Hadron Collider has reached the unprecedented energy of 13 TeV.

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Google Doodle powers tributes to battery pioneer Alessandro Volta

Google has today used its search page to celebrate the birthday of an Italian scientist credited with inventing an early form of the electric

Google has today used its search page to celebrate the birthday of an Italian scientist credited with inventing an early form of the electric

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What will we discover when we switch the LHC back on?

Opinion – Sarah Charley, Fermilab/CERN science writer Some of the greatest Explorers of our time spend their lives focused around a giant underground

Opinion – Sarah Charley, Fermilab/CERN science writer Some of the greatest Explorers of our time spend their lives focused around a giant underground

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Aurora Borealis: cold comfort after 'polar vortex' in the US

After experiencing the chillingly harsh realities of Arctic life with the Polar Vortex, Americans are in for a brush with a more benevolent freak of

After experiencing the chillingly harsh realities of Arctic life with the Polar Vortex, Americans are in for a brush with a more benevolent freak of

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What's God got to do with it?, asks Nobel Prize in Physics winner

Following the discovery of the Higgs boson, this year’s Nobel prize for physics – as expected – went to the two men who first came up with the theory

Following the discovery of the Higgs boson, this year’s Nobel prize for physics – as expected – went to the two men who first came up with the theory

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Nobel Prize for the Higgs boson visionaries

Peter Higgs of Britain and Francois Englert of Belgium have been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for physics. Both theoretical physicists were among

Peter Higgs of Britain and Francois Englert of Belgium have been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for physics. Both theoretical physicists were among

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The dark side of matter

Dark matter is one of the deepest mysteries of the universe: no one can see it but scientists are sure it exists. It is the glue that holds the

Dark matter is one of the deepest mysteries of the universe: no one can see it but scientists are sure it exists. It is the glue that holds the

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'Higgs boson' professors come to European Parliament

It was predicted 45 years ago, but it was only earlier this year that the existence of the ‘Higgs Boson’ could finally be proven. Today Professor

It was predicted 45 years ago, but it was only earlier this year that the existence of the ‘Higgs Boson’ could finally be proven. Today Professor

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Higgs Boson particle a key drop in the universal bucket

Here is a necessarily oversimplified stab (using material provided by specialist writers) at rendering in layman’s terms the potential impact of a

Here is a necessarily oversimplified stab (using material provided by specialist writers) at rendering in layman’s terms the potential impact of a

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Scientists may have found the 'God Particle'

Scientists at Europe’s CERN laboratory have found a new subatomic particle that could be the Higgs Boson, the basic building block of the

Scientists at Europe’s CERN laboratory have found a new subatomic particle that could be the Higgs Boson, the basic building block of the

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Breakthrough in quest for 'God Particle' is "only the beginning"

Scientists at the CERN research centre have discovered a new subatomic particle that could be the elusive Higgs boson, which is believed to be

Scientists at the CERN research centre have discovered a new subatomic particle that could be the elusive Higgs boson, which is believed to be

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Einstein archives: relativity to hair tips

The complete archives of the world renowned scientist Albert Einstein will soon be available online. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which

The complete archives of the world renowned scientist Albert Einstein will soon be available online. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which

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Three starry-eyed winners of Nobel physics prize

The Nobel Prize for Physics has been won by three Americans for their work mapping the universe. Saul Perlmutter, Brian Schmidt and Adam Riess have

The Nobel Prize for Physics has been won by three Americans for their work mapping the universe. Saul Perlmutter, Brian Schmidt and Adam Riess have

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Back in the Day: CERN goes atomic

On September 29, 1954, CERN was officially launched. The new European Organisation for Nuclear Research replaced a temporary body that had been in

On September 29, 1954, CERN was officially launched. The new European Organisation for Nuclear Research replaced a temporary body that had been in

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Major new breakthrough for CERN scientists

One of the world’s leading laboratories for particle physics has produced another remarkable discovery. The ATLAS project superheated the smallest

One of the world’s leading laboratories for particle physics has produced another remarkable discovery. The ATLAS project superheated the smallest

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Breakthrough in great antimatter mystery

It is one of the biggest mysteries of the universe, what exactly happened at the time of the Big Bang. Scientists at CERN, the European Centre for

It is one of the biggest mysteries of the universe, what exactly happened at the time of the Big Bang. Scientists at CERN, the European Centre for

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Russians receive Physics prize for material "stronger than steel

Two Russian scientists have won the Nobel Prize for Physics.   Konstantin Novoselov and Andre Geim have developed a new form of carbon called

Two Russian scientists have won the Nobel Prize for Physics.   Konstantin Novoselov and Andre Geim have developed a new form of carbon called

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New era for physics begins in Cern

Celebrations in Cern, where the Large Hadron Collider has smashed particles together at record-breaking energies. Last week’s milestone marks the

Celebrations in Cern, where the Large Hadron Collider has smashed particles together at record-breaking energies. Last week’s milestone marks the

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Large Hadron Collider breaks particle speed record

The Large Hadron Collider – based at CERN near Geneva – has produced particle collisions at a speed of 7 trillion electron-volts (TEV). For the

The Large Hadron Collider – based at CERN near Geneva – has produced particle collisions at a speed of 7 trillion electron-volts (TEV). For the

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Soviet H-bomb scientist Ginzburg dies

Vitaly Ginzburg, the Russian physicist who developed the Soviet H-bomb, has died after a long illness. He was 93. Ginzburg won the Nobel physics

Vitaly Ginzburg, the Russian physicist who developed the Soviet H-bomb, has died after a long illness. He was 93. Ginzburg won the Nobel physics