How a ghostly, forgotten particle could be the saviour of physics

THIS is the story of a particle that has refused to die. For 50 years, it has haunted particle physics, with hints of its presence appearing in maddeningly ambiguous ways. Some believe they have seen it. Others think it is a figment of our imagination. But every time we think it is definitely not there, a sudden gust of wind knocks over the furniture and once more … Continue reading How a ghostly, forgotten particle could be the saviour of physics

We’ve found an icy new super-Earth that’s orbiting our closest single star

A new planet, more than three times the mass of Earth, has been discovered orbiting our closest single star. The discovery, which took more than 20 years to make, marks a change in the way we look for new planets. This is the first time a planet of its size, known as a super-Earth, with an orbital period of 200 days, has been found using … Continue reading We’ve found an icy new super-Earth that’s orbiting our closest single star

To escape Brexit, UK startups are flocking to Eastern Europe

Amidst the uncertainty of Brexit, more and more UK companies are rushing to open offices on the continent. While cities like Frankfurt, Paris and Amsterdam are appealing second homes for big companies, some up-and-coming fintech startups are instead looking further east. While before early-stage startups would fight to be part of London’s buzz, they are now turning to Estonia, Lithuania, Poland and Romania as cheaper, … Continue reading To escape Brexit, UK startups are flocking to Eastern Europe