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Stephen Hawking: God particle could wipe out the universe

In a preface to a new book, the famed physicist fears the Higgs Boson becoming unstable and causing a "catastrophic vacuum decay." But how likely is that really?

By September 7, 2014

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Watch a virus-like particle try to enter a cell -- in 3D

Princeton researchers say their two-camera approach offers the most detailed footage of a nano-sized particle to date, which could ultimately shed light on how viruses and cells interact.

By February 25, 2014

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Stephen Hawking: God particle discovery disappointing

In a speech at London's Science Museum, the famed physicist says the Higgs boson discovery makes physics less interesting. He adds that we've only got 1,000 years left on Earth anyway.

By November 13, 2013

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Physicists create reversible laser tractor beam

Physicists have built a tractor beam out of lasers that can both repel and attract objects across distances 100 times farther than previously possible.

By October 19, 2014

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Scientists unveil plans for 19-mile-long particle smasher

The blueprints are ready. If it gets funded, the multibillion-dollar International Linear Collider could help solve the mystery of cosmic dark matter.

By June 12, 2013

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Giant comet to pass Mars for the first time in a million years

The closest look ever at a new comet will happen when the mountain-size comet Siding Spring buzzes past Mars this weekend.

By October 17, 2014

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Discover the Higgs boson particle -- on your wrist

The scientists already did all the hard work. Now you can just sit back and enjoy the Higgs boson in wristwatch form.

By November 1, 2012

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Apple snaps up celebrity-backed Web app firm Particle

Apple buys a San Francisco-based HTML5 Web and Web app design firm backed by Justin Timberlake.

By October 16, 2012

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CERN discovers a Higgs-like particle: let the party (and head scratching) begin

Physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, Geneva, have announced the observation of a new particle, widely thought to be the elusive Higgs boson.

By July 4, 2012

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Higgs boson-consistent particle discovered at LHC

Boffins at CERN have identified a particle consistent with the elusive Higgs boson -- it's a fine day for science.

By July 4, 2012