2022 news preview: Large Hadron Collider will reach for the edge of physics

By Matthew Sparkes The Large Hadron Collider has been shut down for upgrades since 2018 CERN THE Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland, will start running again after a three-year shutdown and delays due to the covid-19 pandemic. The particle collider – known for its role in the discovery of the Higgs … Read more

Study Finds Alarming Levels of Microplastics in The Feces of People With IBD

Motes of weathered plastic increasingly dust every corner of our planet, permeating our food, our air, and our water. From the moment we’re born – if not long before – we’re exposed to its effects, and we don’t fully know what that’s doing to our health and wellbeing.   A recent investigation by a team of researchers … Read more

Physicists create new state of matter from quantum soup of magnetically weird particles

Scientists have spotted a long hypothesized, never-seen-before state of matter in the laboratory for the first time. By firing lasers at an ultracold lattice of rubidium atoms, scientists have prodded the atoms into a messy soup of quantum uncertainty known as a quantum spin liquid.  The atoms in this quantum magnetic soup quickly became connected, … Read more

Majorana particles: Weird form of light can be made by ‘splitting’ photons

Physicists have shown that ‘splitting’ particles of light into so-called Majorana bosons, a feat long thought to be mathematically impossible, may be achievable Physics 15 December 2021 By Leah Crane Artistic illustration of a photon split in two Trustees of Dartmouth College A type of light that was previously thought to be impossible may be … Read more

Air pollution: Almost 8000 lives being saved as US moves to vehicles that emit fewer tiny particles known as PM2.5

Almost 8000 fewer lives are being lost to air pollution from vehicle emissions in the US per year, thanks to cleaner engines that produce fewer tiny particles   Health 13 December 2021 By Clare Wilson Cars in a traffic jam Shutterstock/LanaElcova Nearly 8000 lives are being saved in the US every year thanks to … Read more

Werner Heisenberg | Famed for his quantum uncertainty principle

It might seem an obvious statement that there are limits to what we know, but the principle first expounded by the German physicist Werner Heisenberg in 1927 takes things to a new and weird level. Think of a football. If you kick a football, knowing where it is doesn’t stop you knowing where it’s going, … Read more