Exotic Hadron Particle Confirmed by LHC

Quarks, or subatomic, elementary particles of other subatomic particles, have only been known to exist since the 1960’s. Since that time, though, scientists have made great progress with identifying key characteristics of quarks and their utility. Quarks come in six…

Higgs Boson Team Wins Nobel Prize for Physics

LiveScience and Reuters both report that Peter Higgs of Britain and Francois Englert of Belgium have been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for physics yesterday. Their prediction of the Higgs boson’s existence helps to explain how the stars and planets…

Higgs boson Discovery Nets Nobel Prize

Francois Englert and Peter Higgs were awarded the Nobel Prize for physics on Tuesday for work that led to last year’s discovery of the Higgs boson. However, their work actually began in 1964 with independent papers on the Higgs boson,…

Google Street View Goes Inside CERN Lab

Google has launched new Street View imagery from inside CERN, the lab near Geneva where the Large Hadron Collider resides. “We’re delighted that CERN opened its doors to Google Maps Street View allowing anyone, anywhere in the world to take…

Higgs Boson Found in Large Hadron Collider Data

Scientists working with data from CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) this week revealed that a detailed analysis suggests that the elusive Higgs boson really has been discovered. The possible discovery of the so-called “god particle” was announced last year, but…

What is the Higgs Boson? These Hipsters Are Clueless

With the scientific community still buzzing about this week’s announcement concerning the Higgs boson, we think it’s important to educate the internet community about its significance and delve into the reason why people are making such a fuss about something…

This Guy and His Beard Explain the Higgs Boson to You Like You’re a Dumb Child

Over the past couple of days, you may have read that scientists have found the Higgs boson. You may have even heard some people refer to it as the “God Particle.” You also may have just glossed over that headline…

Higgs-Boson: What Is The “God Particle”, And Why Is It So Important?

Particle physicists think they have discovered a key element to a question we have never been able to answer: where did we come from? While it’s long been thought in the scientific world that life on Earth was created by…

Help the Higgs Boson Elude Pesky Scientists in This Fantastic iPhone Game

If you’ve been following news from the world of physics lately, it’s likely you’re familiar with the search for the Higgs boson, or, as the press more dramatically calls it, the God particle. The Higgs (which nobody involved in the…

LHC Physicists Explain the Higgs Boson Particle

The Large Hadron Collider is pretty interesting. New subatomic particles are being discovered with its utilization. Just last Friday a new particle was discovered – “neutral Xi_b^star baryon”. The new particle is made up of three quarks, and only exists…