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Dark Matter, Elusive as Ever
Although its existence has been suspected for more than seventy years, the hunt for dark matter continues, as physicists around the world attempt to track it down. Or are they all just chasing an...
Probing Volcanoes with Cosmic-Ray Particles
Scanning volcanoes to better identify their weaknesses: this groundbreaking work is made possible by muon telescopes, a new technology developed a mere ten years ago and now in operation on La...
Astatine, an Ally against Cancer
Astatine is one of the rarest chemical elements on Earth, and one of the most unstable. Nevertheless, it is of considerable interest to medical research as it could help destroy cancerous tumors that...
The Titans of CERN
The LHC, which has led to the discovery of the Higgs boson, is the largest scientific facility ever built by man. It is the latest in a long line of monumental instruments built over the past 60...
WWI: Origins of a Conflict
Nero’s Rotating Dining Room
Permafrost: A Ticking Time Bomb
Alessio Figalli, Fields Medal 2018
GRAVITY Validates Einstein
French Mathematics in Rio