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Higgs Particle

Science's Sacred Cows (Part 7): Reductionism

Dave Pruett | Posted 05.19.2013 | Science
Dave Pruett

Reductionism has its limitations. Is a human being -- one who bristles at injustice, weeps at Pachelbel's Canon, loves her children, is awestruck by beauty, and craves chocolate -- simply the product of Pavlov's conditioned reflexes to stimuli?

The Disappointing Higgs and Sterile Neutrinos

Victor Stenger | Posted 11.14.2012 | Science
Victor Stenger

So far, the Higgs boson has been a disappointment. Of course, it was a major discovery that generated worldwide attention.

What Is the Higgs Boson and Why Does It Matter?

Jim Baggott | Posted 09.19.2012 | Science
Jim Baggott

Peter Higgs had published the paper that was to bind him forever to the particle that bears his name in 1964, and had waited nearly fifty years for some kind of vindication. "I'm relieved it's coming to an end. It will be nice after all this time to be proved right."

Did God Discover the God Particle?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 09.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

"Why are we here?" is a universal question, and to answer it, you must ask "Why are we conscious? Where did mind come from?" After all, if the observer plays such a key role in turning waves into particles, you can't get very far if you don't know what the observer is actually doing.

Are You Crazy?

Michael Tuts | Posted 09.02.2012 | Science
Michael Tuts

In the wee hours of July 4, at 3 a.m. New York time, the world heard two presentations from CERN about the status of the search for the so far elusive Higgs boson.

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...

EXPLAINED: How Higgs Boson Works

Posted 07.03.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 07/03/2012 07:58 AM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries The infamous Higgs particle has a weighty task: It grants all...

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.

The Higgsy Higgsy Boson

David Kaiser | Posted 03.12.2012 | Science
David Kaiser

Searching for the Higgs particle has occupied physicists for half a century. And yet before my kids finish first grade, we very well could know whether the Higgs particle exists, at least in the form we most expect to find.

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.