Africa needs more science, tech investment, says Pandor

2014-10-21 12:38

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has illustrated the need for investment in scientific research on the continent, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has said.

Search for 1st web page takes detour

2013-06-11 11:26

For the European physicists who created the world wide web, preserving its history is as elusive as unlocking the mysteries of how the universe began.

EU to give geeks $1.3bn

2013-01-15 22:07

Europe is to award $1.3bn to next-generation science projects.

Hawking and Cern scoop science prizes

2012-12-11 22:35

Stephen Hawking, the British cosmologist who urged people to "be curious" in the Paralympics opening ceremony, has landed the richest prize in science.

Higgs boson clears key hurdle

2012-09-10 17:03

The announcement two months ago that physicists have discovered a particle consistent with the famous Higgs boson has cleared a formal hurdle with publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

New vigour in quest for Higgs boson

2012-08-01 17:42

Scientists at the Cern physics lab are smashing particles with new vigour in a quest to understand why matter has mass and other riddles of the natural universe.

Higgs delighted after particle milestone

2012-07-06 16:01

The British scientist who gave his name to what is likely to be the Higgs boson particle spoke of his delight at the discovery.


Scientists unveiled a discovery of what could be the elusive Higgs sub a-tomic particle, the basic building block of the universe. The discovery marks a significant breakthrough in understanding the fundamental laws governing the universe.

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Mixed feelings over new particle

2012-07-04 14:53

The release of dramatic new data pointing to the existence of the Higgs boson "God particle" sent a flutter of pride and frustration through India's scientific community.

Uncertain if particle is Higgs boson

2012-07-04 10:31

A new subatomic particle found by Cern scientists could be the elusive Higgs boson, the basic building block of the universe, or it could be something else entirely…


Scientists criticise Europe’s $1bn brain project

2014-07-08 12:45

Dozens of neuro-scientists are protesting Europe's $1.6bn attempt to recreate the functioning of the human brain on supercomputers, fearing it will waste money and harm neuroscience.

Cern to re-create first web page

2013-04-30 09:46

A team at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) has launched a project to re-create the first web page.

Atom smasher to hibernate

2013-01-06 20:24

The European atom smasher is to be re-engineered and will close in March for 2 years.

Particle change hailed by Cern

2012-11-13 11:49

Cern researchers have spotted a particle reshaping into two others in their Large Hadron Collider, a breakthrough that could be crucial in exploring physics frontiers.

Higgs Boson provides a musical spin

2012-08-25 07:10

A decades-long quest for the elusive Higgs boson has sparked a creative rush in music, with compositions ranging from a-capella and rap to a hypnotic symphony.

First web image celebrated

2012-07-11 11:15

Scientists at Cern will celebrate the first picture uploaded on to the internet by programmer Jean-François Groff.

Tears as 'Higgs-like' particle found

2012-07-05 10:42

Raucous applause more usually seen at a football match and tearful exchanges are not things you would associate with a meeting of the science community.

SA prof worked on finding Higgs particle

2012-07-05 07:26

Six South African universities, under the SA-Cern programme, played a key role in the observation the Higgs-like particle announced at the Cern facility in Geneva.

New particle find a 'milestone'

2012-07-04 11:55

Physicists are delighted after finding a new sub-atomic particle consistent with the Higgs boson which is believed to confer mass.

Cern: Particle may be Higgs boson

2012-07-04 09:44

Scientists at the Cern research centre have discovered a new subatomic particle that could be the elusive Higgs boson, which is believed to be crucial in the formation of the universe.

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