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  • Eureka! Physicists celebrate evidence of particle

    Scientists at the world's biggest atom smasher hailed the discovery of "the missing cornerstone of physics" Wednesday, cheering the apparent end of a decades-long quest for a new subatomic particle called the Higgs boson, or "God particle," which could help explain why all matter has mass and crack open a new realm of subatomic science.


  • Rolf Heuer, director of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), answers questions July 4, 2012, during a scientific seminar in Meyrin, Switzerland, to deliver the latest update in the search for the Higgs boson. (Associated Press/Keystone)

    Eureka! Physicists celebrate evidence of 'God particle'

    Scientists at the world's biggest atom smasher hailed the discovery of "the missing cornerstone of physics" Wednesday, cheering the apparent end of a decades-long quest for a new subatomic particle called the Higgs boson, or "God particle," which could help explain why all matter has mass and crack open a new realm of physics.


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