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  • Beyond the Higgs boson: Five more elusive particles

    The discovery of the Higgs boson greatly furthers our understanding of the fundamental constituents of matter, but some subatomic puzzle pieces still remain. Here are five types of bizarre particles that could turn up in atom-smashing experiments.

  • Life after Higgs boson: What's next for the world's largest atom smasher?

    It's a Higgs boson!! Now what? After confirming that the particle discovered last July really is a Higgs boson, the Large Hadron Collider is ready to look for other universes, figure out dark matter, recreate the Big Bang, or find something totally unexpected.

  • Higgs boson: What scientists are saying about the 'God particle'

    Higgs boson: What scientists are saying about the 'God particle'

    Scientists at CERN say that they are closing in on the Higgs boson, the elusive subatomic particle that, if discovered, could help explain why particles have mass. Here's what some of the world's leading physicists have to say about the announcement.

  • Higgs boson: Was the 'God particle' found?

    Higgs boson: Was the 'God particle' found?

    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.