3 Questions: Philip Harris on first observation of long-predicted Higgs boson decay

Seeing Higgs boson decay may help physicists understand why the universe has mass.

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Seeing Higgs boson decay required “magic-eye” focus; may help physicists understand why the universe has mass.

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Could gravitational waves reveal how fast our universe is expanding?

Signals from rare black hole-neutron star pairs could pinpoint rate at which universe is growing, researchers say.

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Signals from rare black hole-neutron star pairs could pinpoint rate at which universe is growing, researchers say.

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Fundamental equations guide marine robots to optimal sampling sites

New principled approach helps autonomous underwater vehicles explore the ocean in an intelligent, energy-efficient manner.

A Comex diver wearing a Gandolfi space suit undertakes training procedures in the Comex swimming pool in Marseille, southern France on September 16, 2015. (Photo: BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images)
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New principled approach helps autonomous underwater vehicles explore the ocean in an intelligent, energy-efficient manner.

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Dense stellar clusters may foster black hole megamergers

Black holes in these environments could combine repeatedly to form objects bigger than anything a single star could produce.

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Black holes in these environments could combine repeatedly to form objects bigger than anything a single star could produce.

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