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Stephen Hawking Sad About Higgs Boson Discovery and Would've Prefered Something More "Exotic"

Professor Stephen Hawking has two reasons to be sad about the discovery of the Higgs boson particle earlier this year -- it lost him a $100 bet and he would've been happier if a more "exotic" and fanciful solution to the problem of the mass of the universe had been discovered. Read More >>

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Behold: Adorable Hand-Drawn GIFs That Explain Higgs-Boson

You hear about the Higgs-Boson all the time, but do you know what it is? If the answer is no, fear not: It's complex and confusing. Luckily, the New York Times has a beautiful, animated explainer to break it down for you in layman's terms. [New York Times] Read More >>

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Science Disappoints Again, as New "Tractor Beam" Only Moves Minute Polystyrene Balls

The good news is they've made a better kind of tractor beam. The bad news is it's rubbish, only managing to line up minuscule polystyrene balls suspended in water. That wouldn't even make the cut as a Voyager episode. Read More >>

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Large Hadron Collider Does the Job -- Higgs Boson Particle Discovered

The Large Hadron Collider has been busily zapping very small things into other things for quite some time, in the hope of finding the prophesied Higgs boson particle. And now it looks like it actually has, with CERN announcing the discovery of the "heaviest boson ever found." Read More >>

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