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In a new blow for the futuristic "supersymmetry" theory of the universe's basic anatomy, experts reported fresh evidence Monday of subatomic activity consistent with the mainstream Standard Model of particle physics.

Anti-Matter infographic. (View it quickly before it meets up with the matter infographic.)

How an accidental discovery became the key to understanding the universe

Infographic: How quantum entanglement keeps particles linked even when they're separated.

Too many heavy particles could mean trouble for the Standard Model

Scientists have engaged in a unique study of potentially destructive high-energy electrons streaking into Earth's atmosphere from space, for the first time employing two distinctly different and distant vantage points high above the Earth.

Why we live on Earth and not Venus -- ScienceDaily

Assembly of galaxies in the early universe witnessed for the first time -- ScienceDaily

A haul of planets from Nasa's Kepler telescope includes a world sharing many characteristics with Earth.

Anyone who's ever noticed a water puddle drying in the sun has seen an environment that may have driven the type of chemical reactions that scientists believe were critical to the formation of life on the early Earth.

40 maps that explain outer space - Vox

CERN’s LHCb experiment reports observation of exotic pentaquark particles

Vast frozen plains exist next door to Pluto's big, rugged mountains sculpted of ice, scientists said Friday, three days after humanity's first-ever flyby of the dwarf planet.

string theory at a glance

One day after its historic flyby of Pluto and almost a decade since its launch, NASA's New Horizons space probe has delivered what we've all been waiting for: eye-popping photos of the dwarf planet an

What are those weird dark patches on Pluto? Photos beamed back recently by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft show several evenly spaced spots along the equator of the icy dwarf planet. Scientist

LAUREL, Md., July 14 (Reuters) - A U.S. spacecraft sailed past the tiny planet Pluto in the distant reaches of the solar system on Tuesday, capping a journey of 3 billion miles (4.88 billion km) that began

Pluto, you're lookin' good. After a journey of more than nine years and about 3 billion miles, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has made its closest approach to our solar system's beloved dwarf plane

University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have created a nanoscale device that can emit light as powerfully as an object 10,000 times its size. It's an advance that could have huge implications for a variety of imaging and energy applications.