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06/06/16
Cosmos

With dark matter, dark energy, phantom matter and even a dark force, physics news can sometimes sound like the voiceover for a superhero movie. 

06/02/16
UC Berkeley

The most precise measurement yet of how fast the universe is expanding doesn’t agree with predictions.

06/01/16
LA Times

"The fundamental purpose of science is to enrich the human spirit."

05/25/16
Berkeley Lab

Berkeley Lab’s Kathryn Zurek wants to make sure we’re looking in the right places.

The neutrino cocktail

06/07/16

Neutrinos are a puzzling mixture of three flavors and three masses. Scientists want to measure it down to the last drop.

06/02/16

What is a “particle”?

Quantum physics says everything is made of particles, but what does that actually mean?

05/31/16

1,000 meters below

Meet the world’s deepest underground physics facilities.

05/26/16

Low-mass particles that make high-mass stars go boom

Simulations are key to showing how neutrinos help stars go supernova.

05/24/16

Of bison and bosons

What are all of the symbols in Fermilab’s unofficial seal?

05/19/16

The Planck scale

The Planck scale sets the universe’s minimum limit, beyond which the laws of physics break.

05/17/16

Why do objects feel solid?

The way you think about atoms may not be quite right.

05/12/16

Mommy, Daddy, where does mass come from?

The Higgs field gives mass to elementary particles, but most of our mass comes from somewhere else.

05/05/16

Following LIGO’s treasure maps

Astronomers around the world are looking for visible sources of gravitational waves.