The World's Biggest Physics Experiment Is About to Reboot 

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the most audacious physics experiment in human history. Now scientists are about to restart the giant particle collider for a new set of experiments. Last time, they did the almost-impossible and found the Higgs Boson. This time, they might find something even more exciting. » 3/20/15 12:21pm 3/20/15 12:21pm

Behold! A Scale Model Of The Large Hadron Collider In Lego!

The Large Hadron Collider is not only a particle collider of awe-inspiring power capable of revealing the atomic connections underlying our basic reality — it's also the inspiration for this charming Lego build from a CERN scientist, which includes all four particle detectors. » 2/26/15 10:29am 2/26/15 10:29am

The Large Hadron Collider's Circuits Just Got Run Through A Dishwasher

Shield your eyes, electronics and physics fans! What you're seeing is exactly what it looks like: the LHC's circuit boards right before the door slammed shut and the rinse cycle began. » 12/03/14 12:20pm 12/03/14 12:20pm

Two New Subatomic Particles Have Been Discovered At CERN

Particle physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider have detected two new subatomic particles that were predicted to exist but never seen. The discovery of the two new baryon particles stands to deepen our understanding of the universe. » 11/19/14 12:40pm 11/19/14 12:40pm

The tailer for Particle Fever smashes open the Large Hadron Collider

Particle Fever follows the giant launch of the Large Hadron Collider, the massive machine with a 17-mile circumference that's home to some 10,000 scientists. This documentary follows six researchers and their journey to unravel the secrets of the universe — check out the first trailer here. » 1/22/14 7:30am 1/22/14 7:30am

You can now visit CERN—including the LHC—on Google Street View

Google Street View is truly becoming our virtual tour guide to some of the coolest and most unusual places in the world, and now they are taking us inside the facilities of CERN. » 9/28/13 11:00am 9/28/13 11:00am

A brief history of physics, whimsically animated

We're loving this expertly animated history lesson in physics from the folks at BBC Science Club. Directed by Åsa Lucander and narrated by Dara O Briain, the short provides a tidy, witty and informative overview of scientists and scientific progress from Galileo right up through the Large Hadron Collider. » 8/16/13 8:40am 8/16/13 8:40am

Morgan Freeman, in a CERN hard hat, inside the Large Hadron Collider

Picture pretty much does what it says on the tin. Yes, it's real, and it is excellent – arguably the best (only?) shot of Freeman and a tunnel since Shawshank. » 3/22/13 6:20am 3/22/13 6:20am

6 Appalling Things I Would Do If I Ran Famous Scientific Institutions

Admit it — you've had mad science fantasies where you're put in charge of a multi-billion dollar scientific institution. Especially one that has destructive capability. I've always wanted to use a great scientific facility to do something appalling. Here are my six favorite ideas for twisting legendary scientific… » 2/04/13 10:33am 2/04/13 10:33am

Striking papercraft illustrations celebrate CERN and the Higgs Boson

As part of their 2012 retrospective, French newspaper Le Monde commissioned design studio Zim & Zou to create a series of papercraft illustrations as part of an article on CERN's advancements in seeking the Higgs Boson. The cover illustration gives us a lovely interpretation of particle collision based on the Large… » 1/19/13 11:30am 1/19/13 11:30am

Watch the entire Large Hadron Collider zombie movie—shot at CERN—online…

We were excited to hear about Decay, the movie filmed by physics PhD students at CERN's Large Hadron Collider facility. Now you can watch the entire 75-minute film on YouTube and see what happens when you give physicists a camera, some zombie makeup, and access to one of the world's top research facilities. » 12/08/12 2:00pm 12/08/12 2:00pm

Watch the trailer for Decay, a zombie movie shot at CERN, home of the…

What if the Large Hadron Collider created zombies? Writer and director Luke Thompson had this very idea, and got the incredibly cool folks at CERN to allow him to film his $3,000 zombie movie inside their world. Spoilers ahead... » 11/01/12 8:00am 11/01/12 8:00am

Physics PhD students make a zombie movie at the Large Hadron Collider…

Think you've seen every single twist on the zombie movie? Decay has something that no other zombie flick does: the Large Hadron Collider. A group of Physics PhD students filmed their horror movie against the photogenic particle accelerator, cooking up a Higgs Boson-driven plot about a physics experiment awry. Watch… » 10/28/12 7:30am 10/28/12 7:30am

What's so super about Supersymmetry?

The headline discovery out of the LHC was, of course, the Higgs Boson. But the LHC is no one-trick pony. The search is on to find hints of Supersymmetry. What's that, you ask? In this week's column, we'll find out. » 9/28/12 8:00am 9/28/12 8:00am

What Today's Higgs Boson Discovery Really Means

Earlier today, scientists from the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider announced the discovery of a subatomic particle that's consistent with the Higgs Boson. So, have physicists finally found the elusive particle? Short answer? Yes. Longer answer? Well... » 7/04/12 1:08pm 7/04/12 1:08pm

What if Leonardo da Vinci designed the Large Hadron Collider?

Leonardo da Vinci may have been a forward-thinking engineer, but what if he had gotten into the particle physics game? CERN researcher Dr. Sergio Cittolin brought out his (not so) inner Renaissance Man with these illustrations of the Large Hadron Collider in Leonardo's style. » 5/26/12 2:00pm 5/26/12 2:00pm

The Webcomic Guide to the Higgs Boson

If you're still a little fuzzy on what the Higgs Boson is or why particle physicists are so keen on finding it, check out this video by PhD Comics creator Jorge Cham. Cham gets the low-down from CERN physicist, and conveys the significance of the Higgs Boson and the role of the Large Hadron Collider in comic form. » 4/28/12 7:30am 4/28/12 7:30am

And now, here are marshmallow Peeps operating the Large Hadron Collider

The best uses for marshmallow Peeps have nothing to do with eating them. When they're not busy exploding in microwaves, bunny and chick-shaped Peeps are making important discoveries in the field of particle physics. Take a look inside the sugary search for the Higgs Just Born. » 3/31/12 3:30pm 3/31/12 3:30pm

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