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Dim red star illustration

CLOSE TO HOME A nearby dim red star hosts three possibly rocky worlds, similar to those illustrated here, that are close enough to Earth to search for signs of life.

LHC tunnel

CERN has confirmed that a tiny, unnamed weasel took down the Large Hadron Collider this morning. 

illustration of proton collision

NEW LIGHT A possible new particle shows up in proton collisions at the Large Hadron Collider that produce two photons, as in an event (illustrated here) seen by the CMS detector.

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