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God Particle

The Higgs Boson: What We Can Learn

Shelly Palmer | Posted 09.12.2012 | Science
Shelly Palmer

Try to contain your excitement. Particle physics is not generally a pop-culture vocation. But this week, particle physicists were all over the news.

Was Satyendranath Bose Merely Lucky to Have the Bosons Named After Him?

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 09.10.2012 | Home
Sreedhar Pillai

Now that God particle has reinvented Satyendranath Bose's greatness for the world, it has become all the more important that a modern and emerging India do everything to unearth the greatness and increase the awareness of its immortal scientist.

Higgs Boson - So What?

Michael Tuts | Posted 09.10.2012 | Science
Michael Tuts

What is the universe? What are we made of? What is our future fate? Do we live in more than three-space dimensions? These and many other questions like them can inspire the next generation.

God Particle: An Article Of Faith

Sunil Adam | Posted 09.09.2012 | Religion
Sunil Adam


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

Pakistan Shuns Physicist Linked To 'God Particle'

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 09.07.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — The pioneering work of Abdus Salam, Pakistan's only Nobel laureate, helped lead to the apparent discovery of the subatomic "God part...

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, ...

Physicists Hail Higgs News, But Stephen Hawking Says It Cost Him $100

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 07.04.2012 | Science

GENEVA -- Scientists at the world's biggest atom smasher hailed the discovery of "the missing cornerstone of physics" Wednesday, cheering the apparen...

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? | 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...

Have Physicists Found The 'God Particle?'

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN and SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 09.01.2012 | Science

GENEVA — Physicists say they have all but proven that the "God particle" exists. They have a footprint and a shadow, and the only thing left is ...

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

Roxane Assaf | Posted 08.27.2012 | Chicago
Roxane Assaf

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.

Closing In On New Particle

AP | Posted 08.21.2012 | Science

GENEVA -- Scientists at the world's largest atom smasher say they have reams of new data that will reveal with greater certainty whether they have alr...

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...

Are Physicists Closing In On Elusive 'God Particle?'

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 03.07.2012 | Science

WASHINGTON -- More scientists are getting closer in the search for the "God particle" of physics that would help explain the fundamentals of the unive...

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...

Huge Announcement Made In Search For 'God Particle'

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 02.12.2012 | Technology

GENEVA — Physicists are closing in on an elusive subatomic particle that, if found, would confirm a long-held understanding about why matter has...

New Data On 'God Particle' Search To Be Released

AP | By JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 12.08.2011 | Technology

GENEVA -- Scientists at the world's largest atom smasher have new data that shows with greater certainty where to find a long-sought theoretical parti...