Higgs data reveals fundamental structure of matter

The 12 matter particles we know about are all the types there are, according to researchers analysing CERN data.

Billionaire gives Stephen Hawking $1 million prize

Stephen Hawking has netted a $3 million prize from a Russian billionaire who dropped out of a physics PhD to make money from social media. A similar pot is to be shared by seven scientists at CERN.

Supersymmetry theory thrown into a spin

In a blow to the highly-popular theory of supersymmetry, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN have spotted one of the rarest particle decays ever seen in nature.

CERN collider could be world's fastest stopwatch

The CERN supercollider could become the world’s most precise stopwatch, thanks to a new method of keeping time devised by researchers at Vienna University of Technology (TU), Austria.

CERN announces new particle is 'consistent' with Higgs

In one of the most widely-flagged scientific discoveries in history, CERN scientists have announced that they've finally pinned down the existence of the Higgs boson, with near-certainty.

As world waits for CERN announcement, Fermilab jumps in

With scientists at the Large Hadron Collider expected to announce tomorrow that they've found the Higgs boson, the team at the US' Fermilab has made its bid for its share of the glory.

CERN discovers new particle

Physicists using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator have discovered their first brand-new baryon, a particle consisting of three quarks.

LHC reaches highest energy level yet

CERN yesterday ramped the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) up to record levels, ahcieving a collision energy of 8 TeV.

New experiment finds neutrinos at light speed

As expected, CERN scientists measuring the speed of neutrinos have discovered that the particles aren't traveling faster than light after all.

Flaw found in 'faster-than-light' experiment

CERN scientists believe they've established just how neutrinos were apparently able to travel faster than light.

CERN boosts LHC power in hunt for Higgs boson

CERN has announced that it plans to boost the energy of the large Hadron Collider (LHC) this year, with the aim of gathering as much data as possible before it goes into a planned shutdown.

LHC team finds new type of boson

Well, it may not be the elusive Higgs boson, but scientists monitoring the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider say they've clear evidence of one new particle at least.

'Hints' found of Higgs boson, says CERN

Well, no definite proof - but scientists at CERN say they've seen 'tantalising hints' of the Higgs boson, and that they've narrowed the range of mass it could have - if it exists.

New experiment shows faster-than-light travel

An improved re-run of the experiment that appeared to show faster-than-light travel was possible has produced the same result.

Was Einstein wrong? Speed of light appears to have been broken

European scientists believe they've observed subatomic particles traveling faster than the speed of light - something that Einstein's theory of relativity says should be impossible.

Rattner details Intel's multi-core future

Intel CTO Justin Rattner chose to focus on the future of multi- and many-core computing during the closing keynote of IDF.

CERN seeks volunteers to help with virtual atom smashing

CERN is asking for your help in looking for the Higgs boson - not that it thinks you've got one down the back of the sofa or anything.

Scientists may have spotted Higgs boson

The hunt for the elusive Higgs boson - rather misleadingly known as the God particle - may be nearing its end.

Antimatter trapped for 1,000 seconds

CERN scientists have succeeding in trapping antimatter for a record 16 and a half minutes -  long enough to begin studying it in detail.

Universe started off as a liquid, LHC experiments show

The ALICE detector team at CERN has discovered that the very early universe consisted of a hot, dense liquid, rather than a gas.