World's largest particle collider may unlock secrets of universe
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator, could generate astonishing new insights into the Big Bang, the building blocks of the universe, the mysterious ...
Ancient and modern: First science academy is 350 years old
From its classical pillars and porticoed entrance to its oil paintings of great men and women and archives that include the death mask of Sir Isaac Newton, history sits grandly on the Royal Society.
Story of Newton's encounter with apple goes online
(AP) -- It always falls down. That's how the apple helped Isaac Newton.
Quantum leap for ISIS second target station
(PhysOrg.com) -- First published science results from new UK neutron source support Newton's ideas and quantum theory.
Pi calculation smashes records
XMM-Newton celebrates decade of discovery
(PhysOrg.com) -- ESA's XMM-Newton X-ray observatory is celebrating its 10th anniversary. During its decade of operation, this remarkable space observatory has supplied new data for every aspect of astronomy. ...
Britain's Royal Society puts rare scientific manuscripts online
Historic manuscripts by Sir Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin and other ground-breaking scientists will be published online for the first time, Britain's Royal Society said Monday.
Swift, XMM-Newton satellites tune into a middleweight black hole
(PhysOrg.com) -- While astronomers have studied lightweight and heavyweight black holes for decades, the evidence for black holes with intermediate masses has been much harder to come by. Now, astronomers ...
British scientist Hawking leaves top Cambridge post
Acclaimed wheelchair-bound British scientist Stephen Hawking is to hand over his top Cambridge University job this week, the prestigious seat of learning said on Wednesday.
XMM-Newton uncovers a celestial Rosetta stone
(PhysOrg.com) -- ESA's XMM-Newton orbiting X-ray telescope has uncovered a celestial Rosetta stone: the first close-up of a white dwarf star, circling a companion star, that could explode into a particular ...
Cygnus X-1: Still a 'Star' After All Those Years
Since its discovery 45 years ago, Cygnus X-1 has been one of the most intensively studied cosmic X-ray sources. About a decade after its discovery, Cygnus X-1 secured a place in the history of astronomy when ...
New class of black holes discovered
A new class of black hole, more than 500 times the mass of the Sun, has been discovered by an international team of astronomers.
XMM-Newton takes astronomers to a black hole's edge
(PhysOrg.com) -- Using new data from ESA's XMM-Newton spaceborne observatory, astronomers have probed closer than ever to a supermassive black hole lying deep at the core of a distant active galaxy.
Stephen Hawking expected to recover from infection
(AP) -- The family of physicist Stephen Hawking expects him to recover fully from a chest infection that has left him hospitalized, Cambridge University said Tuesday.