The beam tunnel of the Large Hadron Collider at Cern in Meyrin, Switzerland. Energy levels to be reached on Wednesday will not have been seen since the formation of the universe in the Big Bang

The world’s biggest atom smasher is to restart today after two years of repairs and improvements, and needless to say it will start with a bang. The i(...)

The beam tunnel at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, known as Cern, in Switzerland. A new energy record for smashing together sub-atomic particles has been set by the LHC. Photograph: John Von Radowitz/PA Wire

A new energy record for smashing together sub-atomic particles has been set by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), marking a turning point for the team o(...)

Irish Roots

Genealogists are a frugal bunch. Or perhaps I just mean perennially skint. In any case, we go out of our way to avoid having to pay for access to reco(...)