Daily Archives: February 19, 2012

‘Interesting’ Higgs Boson Result to be Announced

It may not be the long-awaited news about a Higgs boson discovery, but an “interesting” announcement will soon come from scientists analyzing data from the Tevatron particle accelerator at Fermilab, near Batavia, Ill. Wait a minute, isn’t the Tevatron in semi-retirement? … Continue reading

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Alan Turing’s 1950s tiger stripe theory proved

Researchers from King’s College London have provided the first experimental evidence confirming a great British mathematician’s theory of how biological patterns such as tiger stripes or leopard spots are formed. The study, funded by the Medical Research Council and to be … Continue reading

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Missing dark matter located

Researchers at the University of Tokyo’s Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU) and Nagoya University used large-scale computer simulations and recent observational data of gravitational lensing to reveal how dark matter is distributed around galaxies. The … Continue reading

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