God particle: The Higgs boson isn't just any particle. It's the linchpin of the Standard Model of particle physics theory that explains the Big Bang, because it is believed to answer a fundamental question about why matter has mass.
Higgs boson, aka, the "God particle" is a subatomic particle that is presumed to bestow mass on all other particles. An internal note from physicists at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland has scientists buzzing.
The Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) is pulling the plug on the Tevatron, the only American particle collider capable of finding the Higgs boson, or 'God particle.'
Crab Nebula has provided astronomers with a steady presence in space. But, as recently as last September, gamma-ray flares emanated from the famous Crab Nebula, causing scientists to reconsider the burial ground of a dead star.
Large Hadron Collider: Scientists are proposing a particle accelerator that is even bigger than the mammoth Large Hadron Collider.