How to Turn Cutting-Edge Science into a Page-Turning Thriller

Author James Rollins has been compared to Michael Crichton, and his latest book The Eye of God includes biohacking, DIY mad science and other current ideas. In this essay, he talks about visiting Fermilab and explains the secrets of transforming science into a cracking good read. » 8/21/13 12:45pm 8/21/13 12:45pm

We're on the verge of two world-changing antimatter discoveries

While the Large Hadron Collider is looking for the Higgs boson, we're on the verge of two huge antimatter-related breakthroughs. One could finally solve the universe's oldest mystery, while the other could reveal strange new particles that are perfect for quantum computers. » 3/01/12 5:11pm 3/01/12 5:11pm

Farewell to one of the greatest physics experiments of all time

When Fermilab's Tevatron came online in 1983, it was the most powerful particle accelerator in the world. Since then, the collider has made countless contributions to the field of particle physics — the most notable being its role in the 1995 discovery of the top quark, the last of the six quarks in the Standard Model… » 9/30/11 8:00am 9/30/11 8:00am

The Large Hadron Collider is tantalizingly close to finding the Higgs…

Once again, there's excitement in the physics community about the possible discovery of the Higgs boson. But this time, it's multiple discoveries...both experiments at the Large Hadron Collider have detected some intriguing possibilities, as has Fermilab's Tevatron. What's going on? » 7/25/11 11:04am 7/25/11 11:04am

Maybe Fermilab isn't about to discover a new particle after all

One of the two research teams at Fermilab has been on the trail of a new subatomic particle for months, and they're almost certain they've found it. But the other research team has just checked the data...and they've found nothing. » 6/12/11 1:30pm 6/12/11 1:30pm

Fermilab is this close to discovering a brand new subatomic particle

Back in April, Fermilab physicists detected a strange bump in their data that couldn't be explained by any known particles. The mystery remains unsolved, and it's looking more and more likely that we're on the verge of a major discovery. » 6/08/11 1:56pm 6/08/11 1:56pm

Fermilab physicists about to announce the discovery of "a new force…

At 5:00 PM Eastern, Fermilab scientists will announce a major discovery. The early word is that this is not the Higgs boson, but instead something completely unexpected. » 4/06/11 3:51pm 4/06/11 3:51pm

Watch the world's first dark energy detector take shape

This massive camera is about to head to Chile on a five-year mission to find evidence of dark energy. And now, through the magic of time-lapse photography, you can watch as Fermilab technicians bring the future of science to life. » 11/22/10 11:01am 11/22/10 11:01am

Why it matters that we're close to discovering the Higgs Boson particle

Last month rumors swirled that scientists at Fermilab's Tevatron particle accelerator found the Higgs Boson particle. Those reports were untrue, but we have made significant progress towards finding the elusive particle. Why is this such an important discovery? » 7/27/10 3:20pm 7/27/10 3:20pm