One thing we know: when it is all over, those of us who survive will find some form of meaning in it, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Europe's physics lab CERN suspended a scientist over a lecture that suggested physics was "built by men" and accused women of demanding specialist jobs without suitable qualifications.
Scientists are exploring the possibility of a new particle, the Wits School of Physics says.
Cern engineers have resolved a problem that had delayed the relaunch after a two-year refit of the Large Hadron Collider particle smasher, which is probing the mysteries of the universe.
Physicists at the world's largest particle collider have made the most accurate measurement yet of the Higgs boson.
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.
A team at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) has launched a project to re-create the first web page.
The European atom smasher is to be re-engineered and will close in March for 2 years.
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.
Wits University scientists are excited about getting closer to understanding “dark matter”, the institution has said.
The world's largest particle smasher has resumed colliding protons as it gradually reboots following a two-year upgrade.
Scientists at Europe's Cern research centre have had to postpone the imminent relaunch of their refitted 'Big Bang' machine, the Large Hadron Collider, because of a short-circuit in the wiring of one of the vital magnets.
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.
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.
Europe is to award $1.3bn to next-generation science projects.
Stephen Hawking, the British cosmologist who urged people to "be curious" in the Paralympics opening ceremony, has landed the richest prize in science.
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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