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What Physicists Are Looking for Now That They’ve Found the Higgs Boson

Hadorn ColliderThe world’s most epic physics experiment will flip back on as early as Saturday. After a two-year tuneup, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will run at twice the power it needed in 2012 to find the Higgs boson, the long-theorized particle that confers mass onto matter.

As monumental as the Higgs discovery was — its theorists won the Nobel Prize in Physics the next year — physicists still have very little idea what’s going on in the universe, beyond the stuff we can see, touch, and smell. A big question concerns “dark matter,” what scientists call the stuff that makes up 80 percent of galaxies but that doesn’t interact with light, atoms, and molecules. They know it’s there, but it’s hiding from us.

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Two astronauts lift off historic year at International Space Station

Astronauts year in spaceAn American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut left Earth on Friday en route to the International Space Station for an entire year.

American Scott Kelly and Russian Mikhail Kornienko began their marathon mission with a Soyuz rocket launch from Kazakhstan at 1:42 a.m. Saturday morning, or 3:42 Friday afternoon on the American east coast. They should arrive at the orbiting outpost six hours later.

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Major peer-review scandal causes withdrawal of 43 published scientific papers

biomed centralThere’s a lot of unsettled science going on these days. The peer-review system, which is supposed to serve as a quality assurance system, allowing credentialed experts to pass judgment on new research before it is published, is breaking down. The latest in a series of scandals involves 43 papers, but more are expected to follow.

Fred Barbash of the Washington Post reports:

A major publisher of scholarly medical and science articles has retracted 43 papers because of “fabricated” peer reviews amid signs of a broader fake peer review racket affecting many more publications.

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Pot research stalled even as legalization gains momentum

pot researchSpeaking by phone, Anthony Fabrizio was on a roll about his career in cannabis research when he suddenly fell silent. You could hear the San Francisco–based research director stammering, then grunting. Silence again.

Fabrizio returned to the conversation more than 10 seconds later. He chose his next words gingerly, like someone trying to find a light switch in a dark room, placing one hand in front of the other.

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Smithsonian Stands By Wildly Misleading Climate Change Exhibit Paid For By Kochs

Smithsonian's Koch ExhibitThe Smithsonian risks damaging its reputation by having a polluter-funded science denier on the payroll and a wildly misleading Koch-funded exhibit that downplays the risks posed by human-caused climate change.

It’s time for the world’s self-proclaimed “largest museum and research complex,” to live up to its mission — and its own climate statement — and cut ties with the anti-science, pro-pollution crowd.

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The ‘butcher’ croc that ruled the world before the dinosaurs

carolina butcherScientists in the US have discovered a terrifying land-living crocodile, which lived in what is now North Carolina 230 million years ago.

The crocodile, called Carnufex carolinensis, which literally means the Carolina butcher, was a very early member of the crocodile family, but unlike its modern ancestors it was not aquatic, nor a quadruped but prowled around on two legs.

It was about 3 meters long and about 1.5 meter tall and had blade-like teeth and a long skull.

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'Breathtaking' solar eclipse witnessed by millions

solar eclipseMillions of people in the UK and northern Europe have glimpsed the best solar eclipse in years.

A great swathe of the Earth's surface was plunged into darkness as the Moon came between us and the Sun.

From an aeroplane above the Faroe Islands, a BBC camera crew captured startling footage of the event reaching totality at 09:41 GMT.

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