New discovery could be best hint yet of the elusive Higgs boson

The Higgs boson is the missing particle that would complete the standard model of particle physics, but so far we've found little to even suggest it actually exists. But a new finding might just have come from a decaying Higgs. » 11/14/10 9:00am 11/14/10 9:00am

Gravity finally starts cooperating with quantum mechanics...maybe

Gravity is usually the arch-nemesis of quantum mechanics, stubbornly refusing to play nice with the forces governing the interactions of subatomic particles. Now we've discovered a rare instance where gravity actually assists quantum interactions, which just might help unify physics. » 11/05/10 12:30pm 11/05/10 12:30pm

String theory and black holes show a possible path to practical…

A leading candidate for room temperature superconductors is the copper compound cuprate, but no one knew how cuprates facilitated superconductivity...until some brave souls looked inside a black hole and broke out the string theory to explain how they work. » 8/06/10 10:00am 8/06/10 10:00am