The 'discovery' of the Higgs boson is a great event – but an anticlimax for lovers of the chase
Scientist's appearance at opening ceremony took months of careful choreography
Who invented the computer? This turns out to be a far more complicated question than you might imagine. There is no doubt that it was mathematicians who first conceived of a universally programmable machine, but which mathematicians?
Where are you now and what can you see?
Fevered speculation about the discovery of the so-called "God particle" by physicists at Europe's underground atom-smasher experiment is premature, according to the director general of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) near Geneva.
You wait millions of years for a God particle to come along, and then two clusters turn up at once.
A device that exists in two different states at the same time, and coincidentally proves that Albert Einstein was right when he thought he was wrong, has been named as the scientific breakthrough of the year.
Asked by: Richard Woolley, Cardiff
Answered by: Ulf Leonhardt, Chair in Theoretical Physics, University of St Andrews