Expect some big scientific breakthroughs in 2015

 While 2014 saw some marvellous discoveries like 3D-printed body parts and scientific breakthroughs like comet landing, 2015 too holds a great future for science, reports the prestigious journal Nature.

More powerful Large Hadron Collider set to probe even deeper than 'God particle'

New version of Large Hadron Collider is all set to probe even deeper than "God particle" and solve mysteries around dark matter and dark energy as it switches back at double power.

CERN's Large Hadron Collider to restart by March 2015
CERN's Large Hadron Collider to restart by March 2015

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN will restart for its second 3-year run in March 2015 that will see the world's most powerful particle accelerator double its collisional energy.

CERN scientists discover two new subatomic particles
CERN scientists discover two new subatomic particles

Scientists at CERN announced on Wednesday that they have discovered two new subatomic particles that could widen our understanding of the universe.

Particle discovered by CERN may not be elusive Higgs Boson
Particle discovered by CERN may not be elusive Higgs Boson

A new research has claimed that the particle found by CERN in 2013 might not be the Higgs Boson as previously thought.

Italian physicist Fabiola Gianotti is first woman boss to lead CERN
Italian physicist Fabiola Gianotti is first woman boss to lead CERN

Eminent Italian physicist Fabiola Gianotti has been chosen to serve as the 16th director-general of the CERN particle-physics laboratory.

New evidence shows particle found in 2012 is the Higgs boson

In a breakthrough, researchers at CERN have found the first evidence for the direct decay of the Higgs boson into fermions - a strong indication that the particle discovered in 2012 is the Higgs boson.

Indian-origin physicist honoured by Queen Elizabeth

Indian-origin physicist, Professor Tejinder Virdee, best known for his work on the Large Hadron Collider, was accorded an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II.

God Particle hunt: China to build new collider 60 times faster than the present one

In an effort that is seen as a move to overtake the Western world in science and technology research, Chinese scientists plan to build a faster electron-positron collider that is 60 times faster than the existing one to speed up the exploration of the Higgs boson.

Going to bed early cost Peter Higgs credit for big physics theory

Nobel Prize laureate Peter Higgs has revealed that he wasn`t given credit for one of physics` biggest theory, Standard Model, because he went to bed early.

Peter Higgs says Nobel Prize fame bit of a nuisance

Nobel Prize winning scientist Professor Peter Higgs has described his new found fame that came with his pioneering work on the God particle as "a bit of a nuisance".

CERN eyes new collider more powerful than LHC

European Organisation for Nuclear Research`s physics lab CERN is now eyeing to develop a new Large Hadron Collider which will be seven times more powerful than the one which discovered the “God particle”.

LHC revamp promises huge power boost for `God particle` follow-up

Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is set for a massive power boost, paving its way for a dramatic follow-up to "God particle".

Soon, new power plant to turn unwanted carbon dioxide into electricity

Scientists are developing a new kind of geothermal power plant that will lock away unwanted carbon dioxide (CO2) underground and use it as a tool to boost electric power generation by at least 10 times compared to existing geothermal energy approaches.

Professor Peter Higgs collects Nobel Prize for `God particle`

Professor Peter Higgs has received his Nobel prize for physics at a ceremony in Stockholm.

Scientists unravelling mysteries of Earth`s Van Allen radiation belts

Researchers are unravelling the longstanding mysteries surrounding the Van Allen radiation belts that circle Earth.

Edinburgh University to offer free Higgs boson course online

Students around the world who want to know more about the ‘god particle’ or ‘Higgs boson’ can smile as they can now learn for free though online about the mysterious work of particle physicist Professor Peter Higgs.

Large Hadron Collider helps confirm ultra-rare particle decay

Scientists have confirmed the ultra rare phenomena of decay in particle physics, which is found just thrice in every billion collisions at the LHC.

New breakthrough in dark matter mystery

Researchers on two separate Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments have succeeded in finding the evidence of the process, which scientists have been seeking for 25 years.

New tests back concept for particle physics: CERN

Tests at the world`s biggest collider have provided the most exhaustive confirmation to date of the Standard Model, a four-decade-old conceptual framework for fundamental particles, CERN said Friday.