Nearly 50 years after they came up with the theory, but little more than a year since the world's biggest atom smasher delivered the proof, Britain's Peter Higgs and Belgian colleague Francois Englert won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for helping to explain how matter formed after the Big Bang.
So what is the Higgs boson, the elusive particle that physicists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert theorized about and won the Nobel Prize for on Tuesday?
Nobel physics prize announcement delayed; academy 'still in session'
A billion-dollar question: How much oil spilled into the Gulf during the BP disaster?
2 Americans, 1 German win Nobel medicine prize for explaining 'traffic system' in cells
2 Americans, German win Nobel medicine prize for discovery of cell transport system
Abraham Nemeth, designer of internationally recognized Braille math code, dies at 94 in Mich.
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The Army has long looked for a way to prevent suicide in the military, and now, it might have a solution.
Virginia Commonwealth University is studying genetic markets that may predict chronic depression.
Blizzards rolled into parts of Wyoming and South Dakota on Friday, bringing the snow-savvy states to an unseasonably early wintery standstill by closing highways and schools, and even forcing a tourist town to cancel its annual Octoberfest's polka-dancing bar crawl.
The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center is offering free admission to furloughed federal workers.
Though weakening slightly, Tropical Storm Karen remains poised to become the first named storm to hit the U.S. in what has been a relatively quiet hurricane season.
Scientists discover evidence of ancient supervolcanoes on Mars similar to Yellowstone on Earth
'Climate-change refugee' from low-lying Pacific island will test argument in New Zealand court
Russian court upholds cosmonaut's wages lawsuit against space agency, awards him back pay
US scientists to explore Caribbean faults, underwater volcanoes
Tropical Storm Karen has formed in the Gulf of Mexico, and a hurricane watch is in effect along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida.
From promise to reality: Gene sequencing solves one-fourth of mystery diseases in kids, adults
Experimental surgery for unusual form of infertility produces a baby boy for Japanese woman