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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Particles have mass; we didn't just imagine it

It's been a good morning.

What better way to spend a summer's morn than by rising early, wandering into the science gallery to be plied with danishes and coffee, then watch as the nerds in CERN tell us that they've discovered the Higgs? Having a bunch of particle physicists there to answer questions was a bonus, too.

Okay, so technically they've discovered a particle that might be the Higgs. But let's face it; it is.