Higgs Boson Scientists Win Nobel Prize in Physics

The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Francois Englert and Peter Higgs, for their work on the theory of the Higgs boson a.k.a. "The God Particle" a.k.a the elementary particle thought to explain why some other particles have mass a.k.a. the fundamental particle whose discovery Stephen Hawking bet against » 10/08/13 6:50am 10/08/13 6:50am

Physicists reveal compelling evidence for the "God Particle"

This morning, physicists representing the Large Hadron Collider's two largest experiments — ATLAS and CMS — announced that both teams have independently uncovered signals that point to the appearance of the Higgs boson. That's the long-sought sub-atomic particle thought to endow all other particles with mass. » 12/13/11 9:00am 12/13/11 9:00am

CERN photos look like set pics from the most stylish science fiction…

CERN may not have discovered the "God particle," but these photos of the facility by engineer Ricardo Hurtubia are almost enough to inspire religious levels of awe. Glowy energy balls, weird shapes, trippy lights... it's all like the mind-bending science fiction film we've been waiting for. Appropriately, almost every… » 2/03/11 8:30am 2/03/11 8:30am