Scientists getting clearer picture of 'God particle'
The CDF detector at Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois, has given scientists new clues to the Higgs boson.
March 7th, 2012
04:22 PM ET

Scientists getting clearer picture of 'God particle'

This could be the year of the Higgs boson, the most sought-after particle in all of physics. More clues about it are emerging at a U.S.-based collider whose budgetary woes shut it down last year.

The Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) has just announced that it has found hints of the ever-so-important particle, which are consistent with observations from the Large Hadron Collider.

Finding the Higgs boson would help explain the origin of mass, one of the open questions in physicists' current understanding of the way the universe works.

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  1. Superman

    In order for our solar system to be here does it not take intelligence to create whats there and than let mother nature take over?

    March 7, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Superman

    I am god

    March 7, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Superman

    Its interesting to see that when i say something sacrilegious that it gets posted, but my post before was this,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,does it take intelligence to create actions in our universe, or are we still derived from some miraculous act of science?

    March 7, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Lol @ superman, one of the wonders of the world aint it?

    March 7, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    And im with Joey, i dont like marshmallows either! Nor cotton candy, tho i do like watching it being made!

    March 7, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    It kind of makes you wonder about all of the wonders.

    March 7, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  7. the real deal

    LMAO every time i read your stuipd post idots

    March 7, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      @ the real deal
      And BTW thank you so much for putting so much thought you put into your intellectual post. It was very enlightning.

      March 7, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    lol @ real deal, we arent so stupid that we cant spell stupid! Go lay down by your dish please!

    March 7, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  9. AMERICA 1st

    Its so simple even a phd scientist can understand it, GOD created this planet we live on and the universe that it exists in. Is that so hard to comprehend?

    March 7, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Portland tony

    It's not a God particle, it's known as the Higgs boson. God had nothing to do with it. Ask any evangelical!

    March 7, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    NONE of the posts above, in this thread, was written by me.

    March 7, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  12. This_blank

    Sweet! Wonder what kind of bomb this will make!

    March 7, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  13. This_blank

    Im sure our govt.s first question is how quickly can we weaponize this technology

    March 7, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mortalc01l

    There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge”.

    — Isaac Asimov, scientist and writer (1920-1992)

    March 7, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      There's quite a few cults in the United States.
      Anyone who is part of one willy deny it being a cult, of course.

      Isn't life GRAND?

      March 8, 2012 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  15. Nicki

    @ This_blank, The Government always has *only* one thing on its mind: CONTROL!

    March 7, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
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