Physicists’ Hopes Raise as Large Hadron Collider Accelerates

In April, scientists at the European Center for Nuclear Research outside Geneva, or CERN, once again fired their cosmic weapon, the Large Hadron Collider. After a three-year shutdown for repairs and upgrades, the collider continued to pull protons—the bare guts of hydrogen atoms—around the 17-mile electromagnetic underground racetrack. In early July, the collider will begin […]

Tropical Storm Grace Accelerates Over Caribbean, Towards Islands

The National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Grace formed in the eastern Caribbean Saturday morning, creating tropical storm warnings for Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other parts of the Caribbean. The storm is moving west at 23 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph, the center said in a statement. […]