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Higgs hunt: new particle found

A wave of excitement is spreading across the world's media today as scientists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) announce the latest results in their search for the Higgs boson.

So has this elusive particle been found? And why is finding it so important?

Summer of pests, motors, & spin

Find out about insect birth control, machines made from DNA, and weird quantum properties that could power supercomputers, in Oxford University exhibits at this year’s Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.

OK, computation

'It seems like Nature has some secret that lets it make complicated stuff in an effortless way,' Stephen Wolfram recently told an audience at Oxford University’s Mathematical Institute.