CERN scientists have strong evidence ‘God particle’ 
Scientists working at the world’s biggest atom smasher have been seeking clues about how the universe was formed.
(ANJA NIEDRINGHAUS/AP FILE)

CERN scientists have strong evidence ‘God particle’

Scientists working at the world’s biggest atom smasher have been seeking clues about how the universe was formed.

(ANJA NIEDRINGHAUS/AP FILE)

UMass stem cell lab to close 
A marquee piece of Governor Deval Patrick’s effort to bolster the life sciences industry will run out of funding at the end of the year.
(Photo: FILE/Stanford University)

UMass stem cell lab to close

A marquee piece of Governor Deval Patrick’s effort to bolster the life sciences industry will run out of funding at the end of the year.

(Photo: FILE/Stanford University)

Scientists rethink old ideas about the moon 
The moon holds a frozen record of the early history of the solar system, and understanding the details of its formation and composition may provide valuable insight.
(Patrick T. Fallon/Reuters)

Scientists rethink old ideas about the moon

The moon holds a frozen record of the early history of the solar system, and understanding the details of its formation and composition may provide valuable insight.

(Patrick T. Fallon/Reuters)

BIO sets up potential partners through speed meetings 
Some 5,500 individuals have paid for the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s speed meeting service, which includes the BIO One-on-One Partnering scheduling software.
(ESSDRAS M SUAREZ/GLOBE STAFF)

BIO sets up potential partners through speed meetings

Some 5,500 individuals have paid for the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s speed meeting service, which includes the BIO One-on-One Partnering scheduling software.

(ESSDRAS M SUAREZ/GLOBE STAFF)

Patients driving direction of new drug research 
Patients and their families are working with pharmaceutical companies, matching patients with clinical trials, paying for research, and lobbying to speed drug development.

Patients driving direction of new drug research

Patients and their families are working with pharmaceutical companies, matching patients with clinical trials, paying for research, and lobbying to speed drug development.

IDEAS
The long, strange quest to detect plant consciousness 
Charles Darwin and L. Ron Hubbard have something in common: they wanted to know what was going on between the leaves. 
(ISTOCKPHOTO/GLOBE STAFF ILLUSTRATIONS)

IDEAS

The long, strange quest to detect plant consciousness

Charles Darwin and L. Ron Hubbard have something in common: they wanted to know what was going on between the leaves.

(ISTOCKPHOTO/GLOBE STAFF ILLUSTRATIONS)

Vertex to fund partnership with Boston schools 
The $1.45 million partnership will allow students to work with scientists.

Vertex to fund partnership with Boston schools

The $1.45 million partnership will allow students to work with scientists.

For Boston-area scientists, fish expert’s a real catch 
Ellis London, the owner of a Framingham fish and aquarium store, has been the go-to local expert on marine organisms for more than 40 years.
(BILL BRETT FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

For Boston-area scientists, fish expert’s a real catch

Ellis London, the owner of a Framingham fish and aquarium store, has been the go-to local expert on marine organisms for more than 40 years.

(BILL BRETT FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

EDITORIAL
Transit of Venus a once in a lifetime event 
Today’s event will be an occasion to remember the exertions of those who braved uncharted seas and belligerent Frenchmen for the sake of science.

EDITORIAL

Transit of Venus a once in a lifetime event

Today’s event will be an occasion to remember the exertions of those who braved uncharted seas and belligerent Frenchmen for the sake of science.

"Typical price for a Martian meteorite: about $1,000 per gram."

Writing at The Naked Scientists, Amy Tempelsman offers up an overview of the market in meteorites.