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Atom smasher closes in on elusive particle

Scientists hoping to puzzle out how the Universe began will find a long-sought theoretical particle — or rule out that it exists — by the end of 2012, the director of the world's largest atom smasher predicted Monday.Full story

'Big Bang' collider repairs: $29 million

Repairing the giant particle collider built to simulate the "Big Bang" could cost up to $29 million, Europe's CERN nuclear research center said Friday. Full story

Supercollider shut down until spring

Repairs and the onset of winter will delay the restart of the world’s largest particle collider until spring, Europe's CERN particle-physics center announced Tuesday. Full story

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