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A weird theoretical cousin of the Higgs boson, one that inspired the decades-long hunt for the elusive particle, has been properly observed for the first time. The discovery bookends one of the most exciting eras in modern physics.

source: NewScientist

If you're a developing nation, don’t worry about having a sparse network of rain gauges: All you need is good cellphone coverage. Because raindrops both scatter and absorb radiation traveling through a storm, several teams have proposed monitoring variations in the...

source: ScienceNOW

U.S. Rep. Rush Holt has left the door wide open to a potential run for governor in 2017, or earlier if Christie leaves office early to pursue a presidential run.

source: The Star-Ledger

Rings of excited atoms that harness a quantum effect to absorb light at an enhanced rate could be used in future technologies such as highly sensitive cameras, solar cells and systems for optical power transmission.

source: PhysicsWorld

There are a number of reasons why accomplished Iranians would prefer to pursue opportunities outside of Iran, but one likely factor is the ever-present possibility of suddenly being arrested, thrown into jail and slapped with spurious charges of crimes against national security,...

source: The Huffington Post

Physicists at Fermilab in Illinois have turned on a laser-based experiment that could reveal whether the three-dimensional world we perceive is merely a "Matrix"-style illusion generated by a cosmic two-dimensional hologram. The Holometer experiment could provide the first...

source: NBCNews.com


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