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New vigour in quest for Higgs boson

Heartened by a glimpse of what may be the Higgs boson, scientists at the CERN physics lab are smashing particles with new vigour in a quest to understand why matter has mass and other riddles of the natural ...

Aug 01, 2012
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Celebrity at stand-up reception

Higgs or not Higgs? That is the question, of course. Physicists nevertheless already consider finding the new particle - whatever it may be – to be one of the most important discoveries of recent decades. ...

Jul 10, 2012
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Particle physics -- why does it matter?

Scientists reported yesterday the discovery of a particle that is very likely the Higgs boson, a subatomic particle that gives other particles mass—and makes life possible. Theorized in the 1960s and ...

Jul 05, 2012
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A closer look at the Higgs boson

Scientists working at the world's biggest atom smasher near Geneva have announced the discovery of a new subatomic particle that looks remarkably like the long-sought Higgs boson. Sometimes called the "God p ...

Jul 04, 2012
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Science quotes on the Higgs boson

Stereotypes of scientists as stern-faced and emotionless were tossed aside on Wednesday when physicists reacted with joy and tears to CERN's announcement about the Higgs Boson.

Jul 04, 2012
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