Posts on science, its history and philosophy, and why these things matter. Named for the 16th century Polish astronomer who dislodged Earth from the centre of the universe.
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May 1, 2013

Does gravity affect antimatter in the same way it affects matter - by pulling? Two physicists from the University of California, Berkeley, have the question. 6,600 km away, a unique experiment at CERN could have the answer. »

April 25, 2013

When the universe was born, there were equal amounts of matter and antimatter. So where has all the antimatter gone? The search for an answer involves an esoteric little particle called the B_s meson. »

April 20, 2013

Is Myriad Genetics right to patent the BRCA genes? More importantly, what are the BRCA genes? »

April 16, 2013

The Cassini space probe's observations of Saturn's largest moon show that its lakes seem unusually long-lived for harbouring methane, which evaporates rapidly. »

April 8, 2013

In 2015, particle physicists around the world will warm up for some "new physics" on the supercollider menu. After all, the Standard Model buffet hasn't been sufficient to explain many problems. So, what will they be looking for? »

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