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How The Higgs Boson Made Reality Possible, And How It Can Destroy It All

After explaining why pure scientific research is crucial for the advancement of humanity at all levels, David Kaplan tell us why the Higgs boson is so important to our very own existence and the survival of the entire Universe in very simple way.


Here's What The Higgs Boson Sounds Like When Scientist-Musicians Play It

Data can translate to music too. So for CERN’s 60th birthday, a group of physicists got together to play music based on sonification data taken from the Swiss lab’s for detectors. And it’s beautiful!


Higgs Boson Mug Serves Up Two Scoops Of Science With Your Coffee

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but why just feed your body after you’ve rolled out of bed in the morning? Feed your mind too, with ThinkGeek’s heat-sensitive colour-changing Higgs Boson mug which enlightens you with details about the Large Hadron Collider and what it’s hunting for.


The Higgs Boson Particle Explained In 120 Seconds, By Peter Higgs

The discovery of the Higgs Boson is perhaps science’s biggest recent success — but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to understand. Who better to explain just what it is, though, than Peter Higgs himself?


Peter Higgs Says He Would Never Make It In Science Today

Peter Higgs, who proposed the existence of what would be dubbed the Higgs Boson, says that he wouldn’t cut it if he were entering academic science today. Keep in mind that this dude won a Nobel Prize for physics a few months ago.


Stephen Hawking Doesn't Think The Higgs Boson Is Interesting Enough

Professor Stephen Hawking is not impressed by the discovery of the Higgs boson particle earlier this year. First, it lost him a $100 bet. Second, he would’ve been happier if a more “interesting” solution to the problem of the mass of the universe had been discovered.


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]


Five Things You Should Know About The Nobel Prize Winner's Higgs Boson

Analysts said it would happen. Professor Stephen Hawking said it should happen. And now it has. Peter Higgs, the man who first predicted the existence of the Higgs boson, or ‘God particle’, has been given a Nobel Prize for his efforts along with Belgian physicist Francois Englert.


Planet Earth Can't Afford Its New Gigantic Particle Accelerator

A team of scientists unveiled the technical designs for the International Linear Collider (ILC), a proposed particle accelerator that could unravel the deepest mysteries of the universe. At just under 32km long, it’s about 30 per cent larger than the world’s biggest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.


Reconcile Your LHC Shutdown Sadness With A Higgs Boson Watch

Are you having a hard time dealing with the Large Hadron Collider’s two-year maintenance shutdown? Do you miss waking up every morning to the potential of another big particle discovery in the news? Then strap this awesomely animated Higgs Boson watch to your wrist as a reminder that in no time the LHC will be back in business.