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Dear Science,

4 Jul 2012

Never stop being interesting and awesome.


It looks like the Nobel Prize in Physics might be in Peter Higgs’ future because the $10B Large Hadron Collider at CERN may (certainty is only 5 sigma, so it’s not 100%) have finally detected the Higgs boson or the “God particle” that gives mass to the universe.

Here’s the quickie version:

Or if you have two hours and particle physics doesn’t put you to sleep:

If you want to have an intelligent and, at times, witty discussion on the topic, I recommend going to The Verge. For the sake of your sanity, avoid the comments on all mainstream new sites because there are a lot of idiots and nutcases (usually one and the same) who take issue with the Higgs boson’s nickname.

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