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# cern - Thursday 18 August, 2016

CERN lab investigating bizarre "human sacrifice" video filmed on site

CERN does not condone this type of spoof, which can give rise to misunderstandings about the scientific nature of our work.”

# cern - Friday 29 April, 2016

One of the most complex machines in the world was stopped by a rogue weasel

The weasel died — and little remains of it.

# cern - Friday 10 April, 2015

Ireland must join CERN – for our economy and our future

With CERN membership, Ireland’s brightest minds would be able to work on some of the most advanced projects in the world.

# cern - Sunday 5 April, 2015

After two years, the Large Hadron Collider is back in action

Scientists spent around $150 million on an upgrade on the collider.

# cern - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Opinion: Ireland should be at forefront of modern science – Ireland should join CERN

International project collaboration, such as the pan-EU radio telescope LOFAR, would benefit Irish businesses and tourism, as well as our IT and science graduates.

# cern - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Poll: Are you too reliant on the internet? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you too reliant on the internet?

Do you get panicked if you can’t check your emails or your exact location?

# cern - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Column: Unlike many of my peers, I was given the amazing opportunity to work at CERN

There is no public scientific institution its equal to CERN – yet young Irish people continue to be excluded from it, writes James Casey.

# cern - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Column: Ireland is excluded from some of the world's most fascinating scientific research

As a non-member of CERN, we are missing out on unique opportunities to collaborate with our European neighbours in cutting-edge work – as well as the revenue opportunities it brings.

# cern - Monday 20 January, 2014

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your Monday…

Ireland “risks lagging behind” by not having CERN membership

Sean Kelly MEP said that membership would turn Ireland into a ‘global hub’ for leading innovators.

# cern - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Peter Higgs and Francois Enlgert awarded Nobel Prize in Physics

The Higgs boson discovered last year at CERN was predicted by the two men who theorised on the particle which is the building block for all matter.

# cern - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Column: A Universe Veiled in Darkness – dark matter, dark energy and CERN

Scientists estimate that 27 per cent of the known Universe is dark matter and 68 per cent is dark energy… but what are they? Eoin Ó Colgáin discusses upcoming opportunities to learn more about the fascinating work of CERN.

# cern - Saturday 15 June, 2013

Where is the world's first ever web page?

Scientists at the organisation that invented the World Wide Web aren’t even sure.

# cern - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

World's first ever web page to be brought back to life

CERN is recreating the website that launched the world wide web to mark the 20th anniversary of the Tim Berners-Lee invention.

# cern - Thursday 14 March, 2013

CERN scientists: Yep, we're fairly sure we've found the Higgs boson

“The preliminary results… are magnificent,” one CERN physicist said.

# cern - Saturday 1 September, 2012

Column: Have we lost the ambition that put a man on the moon?

These are financially difficult times – but that doesn’t mean we should abandon the big projects that advance human knowledge, writes Aaron McKenna.

# cern - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge Happy 21st birthday, World Wide Web! You’re now officially a grownup Celebration This post contains videos

Happy 21st birthday, World Wide Web! You’re now officially a grownup

Now here are some things you should REALLY grow out of.

# cern - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

Major European science forum gets under way in Dublin today

The Euroscience Open Forum runs from today until Sunday at the Convention Centre. It will hear from the likes of Mary Robinson and the director general of the CERN laboratory.

# cern - Saturday 7 July, 2012

Cannabis, beer and T-bills: the week in stats

How high is Europe’s tallest building? And how many cannabis plants were seized by gardaí last year?

# cern - Thursday 5 July, 2012

VIDEO: Why Stephen Hawking was (slightly) unhappy about the Higgs boson Lost A Bet This post contains videos

VIDEO: Why Stephen Hawking was (slightly) unhappy about the Higgs boson

The theoretical physicist had a $100 bet with another scientist that the Higgs would never be found.

CERN head scientist adds another date to Dublin visit this month

Just as team in Geneva make headway in ‘God particle’ search, their Director General will speak here on the work of the Large Hadron Collider.

# cern - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

The Evening Fix: Wednesday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Higgs boson: CERN scientists say they've found a new particle...

… but is it the particle they were looking for?

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

WATCH: The Higgs boson announcement Higgs Boson This post contains videos

WATCH: The Higgs boson announcement

The announcement is on its way from CERN….

So what’s happening with the Higgs boson this morning? God Particle

So what’s happening with the Higgs boson this morning?

There’s a big scientific announcement coming this morning… and you’re invited to the Science Gallery to watch it.

# cern - Monday 2 July, 2012

US atom-smasher 'strongly' hints at finding Higgs boson

If it’s true it will be one of the most important scientific breakthroughs of the past one hundred years.

# cern - Saturday 30 June, 2012

The Evening Fix: Saturday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Is CERN about to announce some big news about the Higgs boson?

CERN is to announce its latest results on the search for the ‘god particle’ this week. Could they have found it?

# cern - Friday 8 June, 2012

CERN admits: Einstein was right - neutrinos don't travel faster than light

Yep – it was faulty equipment all along…

# cern - Friday 4 May, 2012

CERN scientist jailed over terrorist plot

Adlene Hicheur has been sentenced to five years by a French court.

# cern - Friday 6 April, 2012

Energy levels at Large Hadron Collider raised 8 trillion electron volts

Scientists at CERN say the incredible new speeds will improve the prospect of scientific breakthroughs.

# cern - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

Explainer: So what's this Higgs boson thing all about? Explainer This post contains videos

Explainer: So what's this Higgs boson thing all about?

Confused by all this talk about the ‘god particle’? Us too. So we’ve put together the best explainer videos IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE to try and er, explain it all…

No definitive proof but 'intriguing hints' of existence of 'God particle'

Researchers from CERN presented their findings today amid much anticipation within the scientific community.

From The Daily Edge CERN scientists set to announce outcome of 'God particle' experiment God Particle

CERN scientists set to announce outcome of 'God particle' experiment

Scientists will today announce that they have caught their first glimpse of the ‘Higgs boson’ – changing physics as we know it.

# cern - Friday 18 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Friday

Catch up on the day’s main stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Repeat experiments offer same result: CERN's neutrinos still faster than light

CERN’s physicists have ruled out one possible error in their measurements – and still find neutrinos travelling faster than light itself.

# cern - Friday 23 September, 2011

Was Einstein wrong? CERN’s particles 'travel faster than light'

Neutrinos at CERN in Geneva have been showing faster than the speed of light – leaving the world’s physicists baffled.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know by 9am: Baby boom for Ireland, Palestine launches bid for statehood, and a case of spontaneous combustion in Galway…

# cern - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Our collection of the day’s news, developments and random tidbits.

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