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

Is there a link between the Higgs boson and dark energy?

The Universe is expanding at an accelerating rate and we’re not entirely sure why. To deal with the problem, scientists have conjured up dark energy, a mysterious force that permeates all of space. Now, a pair of physicists say the newly discovered Higgs boson could help explain where it all comes from. » 8/12/13 12:30pm 8/12/13 12:30pm

Striking papercraft illustrations celebrate CERN and the Higgs Boson

As part of their 2012 retrospective, French newspaper Le Monde commissioned design studio Zim & Zou to create a series of papercraft illustrations as part of an article on CERN's advancements in seeking the Higgs Boson. The cover illustration gives us a lovely interpretation of particle collision based on the Large… » 1/19/13 11:30am 1/19/13 11:30am

Physics PhD students make a zombie movie at the Large Hadron Collider…

Think you've seen every single twist on the zombie movie? Decay has something that no other zombie flick does: the Large Hadron Collider. A group of Physics PhD students filmed their horror movie against the photogenic particle accelerator, cooking up a Higgs Boson-driven plot about a physics experiment awry. Watch… » 10/28/12 7:30am 10/28/12 7:30am

Enjoy an illustrated sonnet on the Higgs Boson-like particle

If this week's big particle physics discovery has you wanting to burst into verse, but you don't have a silver tongue, enjoy this sweet sonnet about the particle that might be the Higgs Boson. Vi Hart explains the news with markers and smiley faces. Memorize it for the next time someone asks you what a Higgs Boson is. » 7/07/12 9:00am 7/07/12 9:00am

Brooklyn hipsters try to guess what the Higgs Boson is

If you've been following the excitement about yesterday's Higgs Boson discovery, now's your chance to feel vaguely smug. Vice Magazine's Motherboard went out in Brooklyn and asked hipsters what the Higgs Boson is — and their answers may alarm you somewhat. Science literacy is taking a back seat to hairstyle… » 7/05/12 9:48am 7/05/12 9:48am

Have we really found the God Particle? CERN physicists say don't…

The internet is beside itself with rumors that the long-sought Higgs Boson has been found — but a representative from one of the teams searching for the so-called "God Particle" says to chill the frak out. So what's going on here? Are researchers waiting for an international physics conference in July to make their… » 6/20/12 11:43am 6/20/12 11:43am