Anomalies In LHC Data Hint At Unknown Physics

Anomalies In LHC Data Hint At Unknown Physics

CERN is hard at work testing the very limit of our particle physics theory, the Standard Model, and new data analyses indicate that we are very close to seeing what lies beyond. This week, there was an announcement that the LHCb collaboration saw an anomaly in B0 meson decays. Mesons are particles made of two quarks (unlike protons that are…

Proton Collisions At CERN Have Shown Unexpected Phenomena

Proton Collisions At CERN Have Shown Unexpected Phenomena

Physicists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have observed some unusual events in a very rare type of proton collision. Collisions between protons don’t always create the same particles, and in a small number of cases, they can create a large number of uncommon bits of matter. That’s fertile ground to test theories, and physicists…

Time Travel Is "Possible" According To New Scientific Study

Time Travel Is "Possible" According To New Scientific Study

A weird elephantine noise appears, the wind sweeps around your feet, and a small, old-fashioned, blue British police box appears before you. A curiously dressed person steps out of it through the creaky front doors and says: “So – all of time and space, everything that ever happened or ever will – where do you…

Tiny Crystals Reveal The First Continents Were Flat and Boring

Tiny Crystals Reveal The First Continents Were Flat and Boring

Earth was a water world for hundreds of millions of years after it formed, almost entirely devoid of continental crust, an analysis of some of the oldest crystals on Earth confirms. Although the discovery fits with the picture many geologists had formed of the planet’s early days, some recent work challenged that view, prompting deeper…

This Technique Could Detect Radiation Up To 1 Kilometer Away

This Technique Could Detect Radiation Up To 1 Kilometer Away

A team of Korean scientists say it might be possible to detect radiation up to a kilometer (0.6 miles) away thanks to a novel technique. The research was published in Nature Communications. Detecting radiation is not easy. At Fukushima, for example, it’s taken years just to locate some of the fuel from the meltdown there in…