CERN suspends scientist over 'offensive' address on women and science

2018-10-02 06:44

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.

Cern boffins may have found another new particle

2015-12-17 17:54

Scientists are exploring the possibility of a new particle, the Wits School of Physics says.

Large Hadron Collider short fixed

2015-03-31 23:11

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.

Cern labs finetune measurement of Higgs boson

2015-03-17 16:16

Physicists at the world's largest particle collider have made the most accurate measurement yet of the Higgs boson.

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.


Scientists closer to understanding 'dark matter'

2016-09-07 22:23

Wits University scientists are excited about getting closer to understanding “dark matter”, the institution has said.

Large Hadron Collider resumes colliding

2015-05-05 21:06

The world's largest particle smasher has resumed colliding protons as it gradually reboots following a two-year upgrade.

Electric fault delays relaunch of CERN collider

2015-03-25 09:59

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.

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.

Scientists discover new particle

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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