Rumor: LHC Sees Hint of the Higgs Boson

A leaked internal memo from physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva reports a whiff of the Higgs boson, the long-sought theoretical particle that could make or break the standard model of particle physics. The preliminary note, which is still under review, was posted April 21 in an anonymous comment on physicist Peter […]

Huh, WTF?! Evidence for Alien life found?!

You know one of those ordinary sunday mornings when you get up, it’s a beautiful day, you look out of the window, you see a yellow bulldozer, you make a toast, make some coffee, look once again out of the window, reed an article about some guy claiming he has found evindence of alien life, […]

Quantum Entanglement Could Stretch Across Time

In the weird world of quantum physics, two linked particles can share a single fate, even when they’re miles apart.Now, two physicists have mathematically described how this spooky effect, called entanglement, could also bind particles across time. If their proposal can be tested, it could help process information in quantum computers and test physicists’ basic […]

Snowflakes Under an Electron Microscope

[slideshow id=4] [nggallery id=4] If you’ve ever wondered what snowflakes truly look like, spend a few moments with these images from the Electron Microscopy Unit of the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center in Beltsville, Maryland. At the EMU, where other areas of focus include crop pathogens and livestock diseases, “studying the structure of snow is vital […]

Honeybees May Be Spreading Disease to Wild Bees

Eleven species of wild pollinators in the United States have turned up carrying some of the viruses known to menace domestic honeybees, possibly picked up via flower pollen. Most of these native pollinators haven’t been recorded with honeybee viruses before, according to Diana Cox-Foster of Pennsylvania State University in University Park. The new analysis raises […]

Gigantic Storm With Huge Tail Erupts on Saturn

An enormous storm has erupted in Saturn’s northern hemisphere. Amateurs first sighted the storm earlier this month, but the Cassini spacecraft moved into a good position on Dec. 24 to photograph it from about 1.1 million miles away. Earth received the raw and unprocessed shots today. The storm has a huge central funnel and a […]

Rare Cambodian Elephant Captured on Video

A rare Cambodian elephant has finally been caught on video. The footage was taken in August by photographer Allan Michaud for the Wildlife Conservation Society, who say it’s the first high-quality video of an Asian elephant in Cambodia. Michaud filmed the adult male in the Seima Forest, a Rhode Island–sized sanctuary along the country’s border […]