October 8, 2013 Peter Higgs just won a Nobel Prize for his research on a theory involving a particle that bears his name. How did that come to be? The unexpected answer came in the mail 16 years ago.
August 21, 2013 It's time to reconsider the grand quest for "unification" in modern physics, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser. Our unrelenting search for symmetry and perfection in the natural world leaves us blind to data that seems to depict an imperfect and asymmetric Universe.
December 13, 2011 The Higgs might be found. The Higgs might not be found. After all that time and all that effort, the Higgs might not exist in the energies we can probe or, might not exist at all. More data, more observation will eventually give us the answer.
December 12, 2011 Finding the Higgs boson be "the crowning achievement of subatomic physics." An announcement about the search is due Tuesday. But rumors about its discovery have flown before.