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At Long Last, The Higgs Particle... Maybe

This week physicists announced the discovery of the long-sought-after Higgs boson--or at least something that looks a lot like it. Theoretical physicist Sean Carroll explains why the tiny particle is so fundamental to our understanding of the universe, and why it took 50 years to find it.
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The director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse on addiction and efforts to cure it.

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Dead Reefs Can Come Back To Life, Study Says

Rising water temperatures and increasing ocean acidity can kill coral reefs. But a new study finds that dead reefs can potentially recover from catastrophes if ocean temperatures stabilize. Some scientists say the resiliency of coral reef may be the key to their survival.
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'God Particle' Scientist Vindicated 50 Years Later

Peter Higgs is the name — and man — behind the Higgs boson. He and his team proposed the particle's existence back in the 1960s. Robert Siegel talks to Victoria Martin, a lecturer in physics and astronomy at the University of Edinburgh and a former student of Higgs, for more.
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Physicists In Switzerland Make Momentous Discovery

Scientists in Switzerland unveiled the results in their search for a subatomic particle that is believed to be key to the formation of stars, planets and eventually life after the Big Bang. Many questions remain about the exact nature of this particle.
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New Subatomic Particle May Be Physics' Missing Link

The discovery of a new subatomic particle that may be the elusive Higgs boson has electrified the entire field of physics. The particle has profound implications for understanding our universe.

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