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In Major Breakthrough, Scientists Observe Higgs Boson Decay into Bottom Quarks

After years of attempts, the particle’s most common decay pattern has finally been observed at the Large Hadron Collider.
Becky Ferreira
8.29.18
Motherboard Blog

Motherboard's Favorite Things of 2012

Mars touchdown, Bjork, gauge symmetry, Occupy reborn. 2012 really happened.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
12.31.12
Motherboard Blog

It Did Hurt: An Interview with Fermilab Physicist Rob Roser on Searching for Higgs in America

Physicist Rob Roser is head of the Scientific Computing Division and formerly a spokesman for the CDF experiment at Fermilab's Tevatron accelerator, in Batavia, Illinois, an hour outside of Chicago. The Tevatron was switched off last September, leaving...
ALEX PASTERNACK
7.5.12
Motherboard Blog

Too Cloudy for Fireworks? Check Out These Higgs GIFs

It's not easy to visualize the maybe-discovered Higgs boson, especially since we can't see it. Instead we detect its presence by looking at the wreckage of collisions of protons, and finding the two other particles into which the Higgs is "thought to...
Daniel Stuckey
7.4.12
Motherboard Blog

What the Mood Is Like at CERN Right Now

Don't pop your champagne "just yet":http://motherboard.vice.com/2012/7/2/for-the-love-of-god-particle-the-god-particle-has-not-yet-been-discovered, but the Swiss lab is maybe about to be hosting the biggest "coming out party":http://www.guardian.co.uk...
ALEX PASTERNACK
7.3.12
Motherboard Blog

A Very Simple Explanation of How to Catch a Higgs Boson, If It Actually Exists (Video)

In December, scientists at CERN moved "closer":http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16158374 to nabbing the Higgs, the particle that is thought to explain what gives everything mass. Or to not finding it at all. In his latest video update...
ALEX PASTERNACK
1.16.12