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God Particle

An Ungodly Misnomer

Javier Garcia-Martinez | Posted 09.08.2012 | Science
Javier Garcia-Martinez

Calling the Higgs boson "the God particle" only serves those who look for non-verifiable explanations instead of celebrating the triumph of human ingenuity. It is science that expands humanity's understanding of the universe.

God And The God Particle

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 09.08.2012 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

As remarkable as our progress has been in understanding the deep laws of physics, mysteries persist. Under each layer of understanding lies a new layer of questions

Who Should Get Nobel Prize For Higgs Discovery?

Posted 07.08.2012 | Science

By: Francie Diep, InnovationNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 07/06/2012 06:03 PM EDT on InnovationNewsDaily There's the science, and then there's...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, researchers at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (aka CERN) found God. Or at least "the god particle." A Big Bang of Higgs boson jokes ensued -- many of them involving a priest and a play on the word "mass." With the god particle out of the way, maybe the CERN folks can try to isolate Mitt Romney's position on health care next. Speaking of Romney, he took a break from competing in the "Romney Olympics" and riding jet skis on Lake Winnipesaukee to criticize President Obama for the dreary June jobs report and promise to create an economy where more Americans can "take a vacation now and then with their loved ones." HuffPost's Jason Cherkis offered a suggestion for a new Romney campaign slogan: "A jet ski in every pot." Finally, don't believe those sources: Chief Justice Roberts didn't write any of this Sunday Roundup.

My Mystery Particles

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 09.05.2012 | Comedy
Jeffrey Shaffer

It looks like scientists in Europe have finally gotten a look at the 'God' particle and I guess that's good news, but I wish some of them would come to my house and study a phenomenon that has tormented me for years: the daily buildup of Satan particles.

Higgs' 'God Particle' Nickname Fuels Twitter Firestorm

Posted 07.09.2012 | Science

Physics fans went wild over this week's announcement that scientists at CERN had discovered a particle consistent with the long-sought Higgs boson. Bu...

Does The Higgs Boson Discovery Resolve The Religion-Science Debate?

Philip Clayton, Ph.D. | Posted 09.05.2012 | Religion
Philip Clayton, Ph.D.

If you share any of the amazement of the great discoveries of science, this one will grab your attention. It's high-stakes either way. And in the huge hype that has broken out over the last few days, you can see the whole pattern of religion-science discussions in microcosm.

WATCH: Higgs Boson, MinutePhysics Style

Posted 07.06.2012 | Science

In wake of CERN's big July 4 announcement regarding the Higgs boson discovery, we thought we'd share a short take on the Higgs from MinutePhysics, a Y...

Elusive God Particle's Wayne State Connection

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 07.05.2012 | Detroit

Several researchers from Wayne State University in Detroit had good cause to celebrate Wednesday after scientists at the CERN laboratory near Geneva, ...

Scientists Discover New Subatomic Particle That Could Be The Higgs Boson

Reuters | Chris Wickham and Rosalba O'Brien | Posted 09.03.2012 | Science

GENEVA/LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) - Scientists at the CERN research centre have found a new subatomic particle that could be the Higgs boson, the basi...

Cara Santa Maria

Higgs Hoopla: Why Should I Care?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 03.14.2013 | Science

Editor's Note: This article originally published in July 2012 when scientists discovered a subatomic particle that could be the Higgs boson. Have y...

Chicago Helps Crack Code to the Matter of Life, Doesn't Get Invited to God Particle Party

Roxane Assaf Lynn | Posted 08.27.2012 | Chicago
Roxane Assaf Lynn

Imagine being part of the discovery of something that potentially cracks the code to the origins of the universe by understanding the structure of matter.

WATCH: What Really Happens Inside The Large Hadron Collider

| George Musser and Rose Eveleth | Posted 04.19.2012 | Science

The Large Hadron Collider is the most expensive and complex scientific experiment ever built. This video shows how the contraption accelerates and sla...

Straight Answers On The 'God Particle'

Posted 01.05.2012 | Science

With all the media coverage of CERN's search for the Higgs Boson—sometimes called the 'God Particle'—it's hard to know what's really at stake. Are...

God's Time, Science's Ideal

Kevin Bermeister | Posted 11.12.2011 | Religion
Kevin Bermeister

Some atheists may not object to practices of the believer, but at bottom atheists find it painful to admit that knowledge is limited. Yet science itself, supposedly the atheist's greatest ally, shows that it is.

New Discovery Could Lead To 'God Particle'

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 09.20.2011 | Technology

A team of scientists believe they are one step closer to discovering the hypothetical Higgs boson particle (aka 'God particle'). Physicists working...

Finding The Holy Of Holies: Sticky Particles And The Ground Of All Being

James O'Dea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
James O'Dea

Declaring that the Hand of God is really a sticky particle will be one more nail in the coffin of the Creator and one more challenge to the idea that consciousness is the first cause, primary field or ground of being out of which everything arises.

Scientists Inch Towards Finding 'God Particle'

Reuters | Daniel Flynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Scientists working with particle accelerators in Europe and the United States said on Monday they may be closing in on the elusive Higgs Boson, the "G...