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Higgs boson: no news is God news

The Higgs boson, the elusive so-called “God particle” that gives other particles mass, is still proving to be elusive, with the release yesterday of nebulous findings from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) that physicists say “hint” at the elemental particle’s existence. Finding the predicted Higgs particle would complete the standard model of particle physics that […]

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LHC revs up to set new world record




CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) yesterday become the world’s highest energy particle accelerator, zapping twin beams of protons up to an energy of 1.18 TeV and beating the previous record of 0.98 TeV set in 2001 at Fermi Lab’s Tevatron accelerator. The new record comes just 10 days after the LHC restart. CERN Director General […]




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Genome Analysis Left Wanting




The sequencing and comparison of 12 fruit fly genomes – involving hundreds of scientists from more than 100 institutions in 16 countries – has been completed, but the project has revealed considerable flaws in the way researchers identify genes. “We’ve made huge progress in recent years with many genomes, including humans, but a lot of […]




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