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2009-04-01 15:20:00

An orbiting satellite has detected an anomalous energy signal that European astronomers say could be a sign of dark matter.

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2009-01-31 11:40:00

Stanford researchers have reclaimed bragging rights for creating the world's smallest writing, a distinction the university first gained in 1985 and lost in 1990.

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2008-12-11 16:49:34

Several research projects are underway to try to detect particles that may make up the mysterious "dark matter" believed to dominate the universe's mass.

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2008-10-22 08:45:00

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) officially celebrated its experiment to discover the origins of the universe.

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2008-09-24 08:00:00

The massive particle collider built to simulate the conditions of the "Big Bang" will not restart until spring 2009 after a technical glitch forced its shutdown, according to the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN.

2008-09-12 00:00:04

By The Associated Press GENEVA (AP) - A small blip on a computer screen sent champagne corks popping among physicists in Switzerland.

2008-09-11 09:00:12

By James Thalman Deseret News and Alexander G.

2008-09-05 12:00:00

By Rebecca McQuillan reports LOOK outside your window. Is it a beautiful day? Is it raining again? If so, welcome it, go out now in your socks and run about in it. Kiss a stranger. Make the most of every minute, because the doomsayers predict that we might not be here at Christmas.

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2008-08-21 19:46:27

The field of particle physics is poised to enter unknown territory with the startup of a massive new accelerator--the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)--in Europe this summer. On September 10, LHC scientists will attempt to send the first beam of protons speeding around the accelerator.


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