High-energy physics in action: an image of an event in CERN's CMS detector during the search for the Higgs boson. CERN hide caption

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If you know the signs to look for, it becomes clear that the Earth itself is breathing. Reto Stockli/Alan Nelson/Fritz Hasler/NASA hide caption

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Don't panic! The end of the Universe (as we know it) isn't likely to hit us for billions of years, if it comes at all. Pictured: the Milky Way rises above the ESO's ALMA facility in Chile. José Francisco Salgado/ESO hide caption

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A visualization of proton-proton collision events recorded by the Large Hadron Collider's (LHC) Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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