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Who Discovered Helium?

In addition to its many commercial and scientific uses, helium is one of the most plentiful elements in our universe,…

6 years ago

What is the Higgs Boson?

What is this thing we keep hearing about - the Higgs Boson, and why is it important? (more…)

6 years ago

What’s the Big Deal About the Pentaquark?

"Three quarks for Muster Mark!," wrote James Joyce in his labyrinthine fable, Finnegan's Wake. By now, you may have heard this quote -…

7 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – June 26, 2015: Paul Sutter, CCAPP Visiting Fellow

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: This week we welcome Paul Sutter, the CCAPP Visiting Fellow who works on the…

7 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – April 10, 2015: Orbital Docking with Dr. Stephen Granade

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Dr. Stephen Granade (@sargent) Guests: Dave Dickinson (@astroguyz / www.astroguyz.com) Charles Black (@charlesblack /…

7 years ago

Book Review and Giveaway: “Most Wanted Particle” by Jon Butterworth

Most Wanted Particle is an insider’s tale of the hunt for the Higgs boson, the field which imparts mass to,…

7 years ago

Two New Subatomic Particles Found

With its first runs of colliding protons in 2008-2013, the Large Hadron Collider has now been providing a stream of…

8 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – Nov. 14, 2014: Holy Rosetta! We Landed on a Comet!

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @cosmic_chatter) Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein) Alessondra Springmann (@sondy) Ramin Skibba (@raminskibba) (more…)

8 years ago

First Precise Measurement of Antihydrogen

The best science — the questions that capture and compel any human being — is enshrouded in mystery. Here’s an…

8 years ago

Higgs Boson Physicists Receive 2013 Nobel Prize

That was fast! Just one year after a Higgs Boson-like particle was found at the Large Hadron Collider, the two physicists…

9 years ago