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New Atom-Smashing Magnet Passes First Tests

A powerful new magnet to replace existing ones in the world's largest atom smasher, the Large Hadron Collider, just passed its first test with flying colors. Full story

Genomics and particle physics top the scientific charts

LONDON (Reuters) - Genomics and particle physics - offering different perspectives on the fundamental nature of life and the cosmos - are the two hottest areas of scientific research. Full story

Nobel contender sees multiple cosmic mysteries

GENEVA (Reuters) - Francois Englert, the Belgian physicist widely tipped to share a Nobel prize this year with Britain's Peter Higgs, said on Tuesday many cosmic mysteries remain despite the discovery of the boson that gave shape to the universe. Full story

Captive particles and Dr. Who show physicists are human too

GENEVA (Reuters) - Physicists are deadly serious people, right? Clad in long white coats, they spend their days smashing particles together in the hunt for exotic creatures like quarks and squarks, leptons and sleptons -- and the Higgs Boson. Full story

A Second Higgs Boson? Physicists Debate New Particle

DENVER — The discovery of the Higgs boson is real. But physicists are cagey about whether the new particle they've found will fit their predictions or not. Full story

Life on Mars! Unless it's E.T., Who Cares?

If a microorganism were found on Mars, would anyone care? Full story

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Hopes fade of Higgs particle opening door to new realms soon

Newfound Particle Still Looks Like a Higgs Boson

Update on Possible Higgs Boson Discovery Coming Next Week

Why the Higgs Boson May Seal Fate of the Universe

Higgs Boson Particle May Spell Doom For the Universe

Subatomic calculations indicate finite lifespan for universe

Large Hadron Collider stops for two years of tune-ups, goes out on a high note (video)

Is subatomic quest over? Stay tuned

Tackling Mars, Violence, Higgs: Science Wishes for 2013

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  Scientists find ‘God Particle’

The Higgs boson, also known as the ‘God Particle,’ is believed to give other particles their mass. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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British physicist Peter Higgs shakes hands with Belgium physicist Francois Englert before a scientific seminar in Meyrin
British physicist Peter Higgs shakes hands with Belgium physicist Francois Englert before a scientific seminar in Meyrin

British physicist Peter Higgs shakes hands with Belgium physicist Francois Englert before a scientific seminar to deliver the latest update in the search for the Higgs boson at the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Meyrin near Geneva July 4, 2012. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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- An undated file handout graphic distributed on July 4, 2012 by the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva showing a representation of traces of a proton-proton collision measured in the Compact Muon Solenoid experience in the search for the Higgs boson. New data unveiled on March

A computer screen is pictured before a scientific seminar to deliver the latest update in the search for the Higgs boson at the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Meyrin
A computer screen is pictured before a scientific seminar to deliver the latest update in the search for the Higgs boson at the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Meyrin

A computer screen is pictured before a scientific seminar to deliver the latest update in the search for the Higgs boson at the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Meyrin, near Geneva July 4, 2012. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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Candidate event

A computer graphic shows a candidate event in the search for the Higgs boson, with two electrons and two muons streaking away from a proton collision.