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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.”
One of the most complex machines in the world was stopped by a rogue weasel
The weasel died — and little remains of it.
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.
After two years, the Large Hadron Collider is back in action
Scientists spent around $150 million on an upgrade on the collider.
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.
Poll: Are you too reliant on the internet?
Do you get panicked if you can’t check your emails or your exact location?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Where is the world's first ever web page?
Scientists at the organisation that invented the World Wide Web aren’t even sure.
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 scientists: Yep, we're fairly sure we've found the Higgs boson
“The preliminary results… are magnificent,” one CERN physicist said.
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.
Happy 21st birthday, World Wide Web! You’re now officially a grownup
Now here are some things you should REALLY grow out of.
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.
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?
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.
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?
WATCH: The Higgs boson announcement
The announcement is on its way from CERN….
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.
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.
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 admits: Einstein was right - neutrinos don't travel faster than light
Yep – it was faulty equipment all along…
CERN scientist jailed over terrorist plot
Adlene Hicheur has been sentenced to five years by a French court.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Daily Fix: Tuesday
Our collection of the day’s news, developments and random tidbits.