Antarctic Neutrinos Are Being Used to Weigh the Earth’s Core
The tiny particles can also be used to map and measure the cosmos, but now they’re being used to weigh and study the least understood region of our planet.
Leon Lederman, Nobel-Winning Physicist Who Coined the Term 'God Particle,' Dead at 96
Lederman sold his Nobel Prize at auction for $765,000 in 2015 in order to pay for medical bills.
Mysterious Cosmic Rays Shooting from the Ground in Antarctica Could Break Physics
NASA went searching for micro black holes in Antarctica. Instead, it detected cosmic rays shooting from the ground and some physicists think it could be evidence of a supersymmetric particle.
For the First Time, Astronomers Detected a 'Ghost Particle' and Tracked It to Its Source
The IceCube Neutrino Observatory, along with over a dozen other institutions, shed light on the high-energy universe with multi-messenger astronomy.
Tour a Subterranean Dark Matter Lab in 360º VR
Join us on a Motherboard Field Trip to SNOLAB, a particle physics research facility inside a working mine in Ontario, Canada.
Inside the Dark Matter Lab Buried Over a Mile Underground
Motherboard visits SNOLAB, where scientists are searching for dark matter, supernovas, and neutrinos inside an active mine.
Physicists Stretch Quantum Superposition from Chicago to Minnesota
A long-distance experiment offers new verification for fundamental quantum mechanics.
Antarctic IceCube Experiment Comes Up Empty on Neutrino Ghost Hunt
Sterile neutrinos, a once-promising dark matter candidate, just might not exist.
Astrophysicists Trace 'Big Bird' Neutrino to Ancient Exploding Galaxy
A single particle, born 9.1 billion light-years away.
Watch a Nobel-Winning Physicist Talking About Hunting Neutrinos in a Mine
In a live webcast, Arthur McDonald explains how to catch a neutrino.
Why Neutrino Detectors Look So Damn Cool
Brilliant arrays of golden photomultiplier tubes amount to astrophysical ghost detectors.
How a Frozen Neutrino Observatory Grapples with Staggering Amounts of Data
Sensors collect terabytes of raw data every day in an attempt to discover the source of ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays.