Higgs Boson Mug Serves Up Two Scoops of Science With Your Coffee

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but why just feed your body after you've rolled out of bed in the morning? Feed your mind, too, with ThinkGeek's heat-sensitive color-changing Higgs Boson mug which enlightens you with details about the Large Hadron Collider and what it's hunting for. » 6/10/14 1:40pm 6/10/14 1:40pm

Five Things You Should Know About the Nobel Prize Winner’s Higgs Boson

Analysts said it would happen. Professor Stephen Hawking said it should happen. And now it has. Peter Higgs, the man who first predicted the existence of the Higgs boson, or ‘God particle’, has been given a Nobel Prize for his efforts along with Belgian physicist Francois Englert. » 10/08/13 9:45am 10/08/13 9:45am

Planet Earth Can't Afford Its New Gigantic Particle Accelerator

A team of scientists unveiled the technical designs for the International Linear Collider (ILC), a proposed particle accelerator that could unravel the deepest mysteries of the universe. At just under 20-miles long, it's about 30 percent larger than the world's biggest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider… » 6/12/13 4:12pm 6/12/13 4:12pm

The Higgs Boson Discovery Is Now Real Science

In July, scientists announced that they'd discovered what they strongly suspected to be the Higgs Boson, a particle that's believed to be the key to unifying the standard and quantum models of physics. In August more experiments made the finding more certain—and now, the results have been peer-reviewed and published,… » 9/11/12 4:56am 9/11/12 4:56am

The Craziest Number You'll See About the Higgs Boson Discovery

So sure, the Higgs "discovery" wasn't really a discovery. More scientific fact checking, as our friends at MinutePhysics put it. But in the course of explaining all that, the number they dropped on our heads about confirming the existence of the Higgs statistically was mind-blowing: Statistical confirmation for the… » 7/26/12 10:40am 7/26/12 10:40am

A Really Simple Explanation of What This Higgs Boson Thing Is

So while you were out drinking beer and shooting guns at hamburgers yesterday, science found "the God particle." But, uh, if you didn't already know what that was, you were probably too drunk or are too hungover to read anything too in-depth about the new boson. No problem. Here's part one of the MinutePhysics… » 7/05/12 9:40am 7/05/12 9:40am

Did Scientists Finally Discover the Higgs Boson? (a.k.a. The God…

We've heard this clamoring before, but after years of experimenting and hypothesizing, the UK Telegraph says that CERN—keepers of the Large Hadron Collider—will hold a press conference on July 4 to confirm the existence of the Higgs boson particle, commonly referred to as the God Particle. It could be the biggest… » 7/01/12 7:30pm 7/01/12 7:30pm

Everything You Need to Know About the Higgs Boson in Under Eight Minutes

The Higgs Boson is kind of a big deal. If it does exist, it could provide a key to unifying the standard and quantum models of physics. But what is a Higgs Boson, what does it do, and how does it work? With the help of this animated short, UCI physics professor Daniel Whiteson breaks down the basics of this… » 4/28/12 1:00am 4/28/12 1:00am