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One of Two Most Elusive Things in the Universe Found T-Shirt With a little help from a €7.5 billion Large Hadron Collider, scientists have finally found one of the two most elusive things in [...]

Where the Web Was Born

Andrew Evans of National Geographic Traveler went to Switzerland to visit the place where the World Wide Web was born. It was at CERN that Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau sent the first “page” through the internet, using hypertext transfer protocol (http). Evans took a tour, which concentrated on the facility’s large hadron collider. He [...]

What gives mass to matter ?

A new run on the Large Hadron Collider lasting until 2011 is hoping to solve the mystery of what gives mass to matter. The run will last a whole two y…

What if the Hadron Collider fails ?

A former Harvard physicist has said that if the Large Hadron Collider doesn’t find the Higgs Boson particle the failure could bring science in to …

Bird Drops Bread, LHC Shuts Down

You can’t make stuff like this up. A piece of a baguette dropped by a passing bird caused a shutdown at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. The bird dropped some bread on a section of outdoor machinery, eventually leading to significant over heating in parts of the accelerator. The LHC was not operational at the time [...]