Higgs Music: What the World’s Largest Atom Smasher Sounds Like
September 30th, 2014
: The discovery of the Higgs boson, the particle thought to give all others their mass, was music to scientists' ears, but now the data has been turned into literal music.
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California Drought Triggers Massive Mudslide
Mount Shasta mudslide
September 22nd, 2014
Miles of slick mud poured down the parched throat of California's Mount Shasta on Sunday (Sept. 21) in one of volcano's largest mudslides in two decades, the Forest Service said.
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Celebrating Silly Science at the Ig Nobels: How to Watch Live Tonight
2010 Ig Nobel Awards
September 18th, 2014
Science lovers with a sense of humor take note: it's almost time for the annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, hosted by Harvard University.
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'Space Bubbles' May Have Doomed Key Afghan War Mission
Soliders approach the Chinook helicopter. The researchers' new model could help predict how plasma bubbles could affect future military operations.
September 27th, 2014
A plasma bubble likely contributed to the helicopter radio communication failure during the battle of Takur Ghar, part of Operation Anaconda during the war in Afghanistan.
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Ig Nobel Prizes 2014: Jesus Toast, Dog Poop and Raucous Science
During a science break for the 2014 Ig Nobel Awards ceremony on Sept. 18, presenters create a gelatin substance while a "human sparkplug" looks on.
September 18th, 2014
The brilliant minds behind research studies about how Earth's magnetic field affects pooping dogs and why people see Jesus in toast were honored tonight during one of the most purposefully ridiculous ceremonies in all of science: the Ig Nobel Prizes.
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Ig Nobels to Honor the Hilarious Side of Science on Thursday
The Ig Nobel Prize mascot.
September 17th, 2014
Don't think science is funny? Think again. The 24th annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, an event that honors the hilarious side of scientific research and discovery, is being held this week.
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Stephen Hawking Says 'God Particle' Could Wipe Out the Universe
Simulated data from the Large Hadron Collider particle detector shows the Higgs boson produced after two protons collide.
September 8th, 2014
Stephen Hawking warns that the Higgs boson, or "god particle," could end the universe one day.
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Cause of Mysterious Butterfly-Shaped Radar Blob Found
butterfly radar
September 23rd, 2014
A mysterious butterfly-shaped cloud spotted over St. Louis last week was built from actual butterflies.
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The 2014 Ig Nobel Winners: Banana Peels to Nasal Pork
Ig Nobel Awards master of ceremonies, Marc Abrahams, editor of the Annals of Improbable Research, on Sept. 18, 2014, at the
September 18th, 2014
Here's a look at the winners of this year's Ig Nobel awards, which first make you laugh and then make you think.
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No Sympathy for the Devil: Why People Fear Satanism
black mass items
September 12th, 2014
A Satanic mass planned in Oklahoma City this month has prompted protests, a lawsuit from the Catholic Church, and talk of laws against bloodletting. Such public images of fear are not uncommon regarding Satanist groups, though they may not be justified.
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