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
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
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
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
The Higgs boson, also known as the ‘God Particle,’ is believed to give other particles their mass. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.
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
- 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, near Geneva July 4, 2012. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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.