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  • Atom smasher hiatus sets stage for more discovery

    The world's largest and most powerful atom smasher goes into a 2-year hibernation in March, as engineers carry out a revamp to help it reach maximum energy levels that could lead to more stunning discoveries following the detection of the so-called "God particle."


  • ** FILE ** In this March 30, 2010, file picture the globe of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN, is illuminated outside Geneva, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus,File)

    Atom smasher hiatus sets stage for more discovery

    The world's largest and most powerful atom smasher goes into a 2-year hibernation in March, as engineers carry out a revamp to help it reach maximum energy levels that could lead to more stunning discoveries following the detection of the so-called "God particle."


  • Researchers find flaw in faster-than-light clocks

    Researchers have found a flaw in the technical setup of an experiment that startled the science world last year by appearing to show particles traveling faster than light.


  • Roll over Einstein: Pillar of physics challenged

    A pillar of physics _ that nothing can go faster than the speed of light _ appears to be smashed by an oddball subatomic particle that has apparently made a giant end run around Albert Einstein's theories.


  • CERN physics lab downplays claim of key discovery

    The world's biggest particle physics lab on Tuesday played down claims of a major discovery, after a leaked memo hinting that the elusive Higgs boson _ or 'God particle' _ may have been found ricocheted around science websites.


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