The Large Hadron Collider Turns 10: Here’s What’s Next for Particle Physics

Yesterday marked the 10th anniversary of when the Large Hadron Collider first powered on. Since it’s already achieved its most well-known goal—to discover the Higgs boson—you might wonder what else is happening at the famous collider. Read More >>

New Higgs Boson Discovery Could Help Solve Cosmic Puzzle

Scientists can’t take pictures of the Higgs boson. But they can find proof of its existence by watching “E=mc2” play out in hundreds of millions of particle collisions per second and detecting how it decays into other particles they do know how to spot. Now, six years after officially discovering the Higgs boson, particle physicists are announcing that they’ve spotted the Higgs in another way. Read More >>

The Universe Is Not in Danger of Ending From a Higgs Boson Vacuum Bubble

There are few easier ways to get people to read your website than to scare them. That’s how we ended up with the media frenzy surrounding Tiangong-1, and it’s why InfoWars continues to exist. It’s also how we’ve ended up with folks telling you the universe is due to end. Heck, we’re guilty ourselves. Read More >>

Could Higgs Bosons and Primordial Black Holes Explain Dark Matter?

Without an actual discovery, it can be difficult to convince us laypeople that there’s really such a thing as “dark matter.” It seems to interact with our universe solely through gravity, and no experiment has detected it here on Earth yet. So what if there’s an explanation to what’s causing dark matter using physics that already exists, like Higgs bosons and black holes? Read More >>

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Tevatron Reveals Higgs Boson Properties Four Years After Shutting Down

The Tevatron collider — the world’s second most powerful particle accelerator behind CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) — was shut down in 2011. Now, from beyond the grave, it’s revealing properties of the Higgs boson. Read More >>

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! Read More >>

Two Higgs Boson Pioneers Knighted

Two of the men involved in doing that complicated thing about the atoms and proving God exists have been awarded knighthoods, with professors Tom Kibble and Tejinder Virdee from Imperial College London getting their chance at being attacked with a sword by the Queen. Read More >>

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. Read More >>

The Higgs Boson Particle Explained in 120 Seconds, by Peter Higgs

The discovery of the Higgs Boson particle is perhaps science's most important recent success—but that doesn't mean it's easy to understand. Who better to explain it, though, than Peter Higgs himself? Read More >>

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. Read More >>

Stephen Hawking Sad About Higgs Boson Discovery and Would’ve Prefered Something More “Exotic”

Professor Stephen Hawking has two reasons to be sad about the discovery of the Higgs boson particle earlier this year -- it lost him a $100 bet and he would've been happier if a more "exotic" and fanciful solution to the problem of the mass of the universe had been discovered. Read More >>

Five Things You Must 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. Read More >>

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 20-miles 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. Read More >>

New Particle “Looking More and More Like a Higgs Boson”

Last July, scientists announced that they'd discovered what they strongly believed to be the Higgs Boson — but quirks in the data suggested that might not be the case. Now, though, CERN has announced that the observed particle is "looking more and more like a Higgs boson." Read More >>

Did Scientists Actually Find Two Higgs Bosons?

The Higgs Boson. The "God Particle." We found it. It's "real science." Story's over right? Not exactly. An anomaly in the data kinda-sorta makes it look like there might have been two. Read More >>