Higgs Boson

It's called The God Particle. It's the Higgs Boson, a sub-atomic particle that may explain why things have mass and don't zip around unteathered. Physicists at a lab in Europe think they've caught a glimpse of it, but time is running out on their experiments, because their facility is about to be torn down. NPR's David Kestenbaum reports on their efforts to beat the clock.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from