Physicists hint at a ‘fifth force of nature’
Scientists around the world are abuzz with news of a study which suggests there could be a ‘fifth force of nature’. It would revolutionise our knowledge of the universe. But would we notice?
Internet ideals at risk after 20 years of the web
Precisely 20 years ago this Friday the first web page was published – and in a blaze of idealism the world wide web was born. Today, have giant corporations such as Google soured the dream?
Joy for physicists as Higgs boson tracked down
Particle physicists have announced what some say is the biggest discovery in forty years. After decades of hunting, and billions of dollars spent, the mysterious Higgs boson has been found.
Missing piece of science puzzle may have been found
The science world is buzzing with gossip. Researchers at CERN, it is whispered, have solved one of the great riddles of physics: has the mysterious Higgs boson come to light at last?
Scientists in shock as lightspeed law ‘broken’
Researchers in Switzerland have taken measurements that appear to show neutrino particles travelling faster than the speed of light. If true, this would upend a century of science.