The Large Hadron Collider Is Trying To End The World Again

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech

The Large Hadron Collider at CERN has broken a world record again by smashing two beams of protons together at a total energy of 13 teraelectronvolts ...

Has CERN Discovered The Force?

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Tech

We all knew it was true didn't we. Let's not pretend any longer. There isn't a single Star Wars fan that hasn't stared longingly at a red traffic ...

April Fools' Day: Naked Banking, Twitter Holidays And MS-DOS

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Tech

April Fools' Day is the one day of the year when you can let loose with those pranks you've been saving up for housemates, family members and colleagu...

Someone Set An Opera Inside The Large Hadron Collider

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Tech

It's difficult enough explaining the beginning of the universe using words, now imagine trying to do it through the mediums of music and dance. We...

The Large Hadron Collider Just Got, Well, Larger

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Tech

It's tempting to imagine that turning the Large Hadron Collider at CERN on and off is as simple as Brian Cox donning a pair of safety specs, shouting ...

Church for the Godless

Paul Beaumont | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK
Paul Beaumont

Jesus and I have been separated a few years now. Well, we're divorced actually. Now, I know that whenever a marriage fails it's always the other person's fault and I'm not saying I'm perfect, but I had really, really tried to make it work. In the end, it was his moody silence that finished it off for me; all those years of absence...

CERN's Next Particle Accelerator Is Hilariously Massive

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Tech

As you probably know, the Large Hadron Collider is an absolutely enormous particle accelerator built under the Earth near to Lake Geneva. It's so larg...

Hawking Says Scientists Are On Verge Of Destroying Universe

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Tech

Stephen Hawking has made a rather worrying statement. One involving the end of literally everything. And when someone like Stephen Hawking says som...

Wanted: A New Kind of War Artist

Tony White | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tony White

Models and expertise already exist for artistic intervention within the international scientific arena, models which might relatively simply be adapted and used to create not just 'flying visits', but deep and long-term engagements.

Collider at the Science Museum: Worse Than Nothing

Chris T-T | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Tech
Chris T-T

Last weekend we went to Collider at the Science Museum, the exhibition about CERN, the LHC and the discovery of the Higgs Boson. It is £10 for an adult, gets drastically undermined by its introductory film - and I don't think I've ever been so disappointed coming out of a major exhibition.

CERN's Next Particle Accelerator Will Be Absolutely Enormous

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Tech

The Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland is big. Really big. Like, 27 kilometres around and you could drive a bus through it big. Unfortuna...

PIC: This Ancestor To The LHC Was Turned On 50 Years Ago Today

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.12.2013 | UK Tech

The first beam of protons circulated around an ancestor to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN 50 years ago today. The CERN Electron Storage and Accu...

Google Street View Goes To CERN

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Tech

Fresh from a trip to the Galapagos islands, Google Street View has taken its latest holiday - deep into the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The sear...

Higgs Boson Scientist Awarded OBE

PA | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Tech

A Belfast physicist who helped find the Higgs boson and solve one of the greatest mysteries of the universe has been awarded an OBE as part of the Que...

Have CERN Found Evidence Of Anti-Gravity?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Tech

Never ones to shy away from a challenge, scientists at CERN are to examine one of physics' most confounding principles - anti-gravity. Until recent...

CERN To Recreate The First Page On The Web

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Tech

In an admirable attempt to preserve the beginnings of the internet for posterity, researchers at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern)...

Large Hadron Collider Scientists 'Turn To The Dark Side'

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Tech

Scientists are switching to the Dark Side as they prepare to ramp up the power at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). After capturing a species of Hig...

Large Hadron Collider To Probe New Stage Of Physics

BBC News | BBC News | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Tech

Large Hadron Collider To Probe New Stage Of Physics...

Science's Greatest Discovery: It's Okay to Be Wrong

John Worne | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK Tech
John Worne

There are a small number of universal human languages which are very widely understood. English itself is one, the arts are another, there is sport - especially football - and there is science. The language of science, underpinned by the Scientific Method, is one of humanity's purest languages - perhaps second only to maths.

Higgs Boson FInd 'Even More Certain' After New Research

PA | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Tech

A wealth of new data has made scientists even more confident that the elusive "God particle" is in their grasp. The sub-atomic particle whose drama...

Engineering a Conversation

Judi Sutherland | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Tech
Judi Sutherland

Cox does a great job in furthering the public understanding of science. If only the people giving out the medals for communication in science could actually master the communication they claim to value.

'Wrong' Science is the Best Science

Joey Faulkner | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Joey Faulkner

I'm as guilty as anyone else, when I was a sixth former I always used to tease people in the year below saying "oh everything they tell you in physics in YOUR YEAR is a lie", thinking with ultimate smugness that sixth form is the time when they start telling you the real stuff.

Physicists May Have Accidentally Found Two Higgs Bosons Instead Of Just One

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Tech

Scientists at Cern who successfully found the Higgs Boson particle earlier this year might have accidentally found two. According to data just rele...

Physicists May Have Created A 'New Form Of Matter'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Tech

Physicists have created what appears to be a new form of matter. Labelled "colour-glass condensate", it has been identified as a "swarm" of sub-ato...

A Cause for Con-CERN

Daniel Scott Lintott | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel Scott Lintott

Last month Cern, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, held a three-day conference between some of Europe's most renowned scientists and a few groups of people whose understanding of particle physics is probably dubious at best; namely theologians and philosophers.