Physicists propose Higgs boson 'portal' as the source of this elusive entity

One of the biggest mysteries in contemporary particle physics and cosmology is why dark energy, which is observed to dominate energy density of the universe, has a remarkably small (but not zero) value. This value is so small, it is perhaps 120 orders of magnitude less than would be expected based on fundamental physics.

Physicists develop rationale for the next-gen particle collider

A University of Oklahoma-developed theory provides the rationale for the next-generation particle accelerator—the International Linear Collider.

Higgs Boson confusion: Is this the God Particle?

At the Moriond Conference today, international scientists associated with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) presented preliminary new results that offer further details about an enigmatic particle discovered last year.

Higgs data indicates our universe is unstable

Our universe could one day be wiped out by a new one that bubbles up inside it and replaces it, a Fermilab scientist says.

Higgs data reveals fundamental structure of matter

The 12 matter particles we know about are all the types there are, according to researchers analysing CERN data.

CERN announces new particle is 'consistent' with Higgs

In one of the most widely-flagged scientific discoveries in history, CERN scientists have announced that they've finally pinned down the existence of the Higgs boson, with near-certainty.

As world waits for CERN announcement, Fermilab jumps in

With scientists at the Large Hadron Collider expected to announce tomorrow that they've found the Higgs boson, the team at the US' Fermilab has made its bid for its share of the glory.

Experiment raises doubt over Standard Model of physics

The Standard Model of particle physics - the accepted view of how the universe works at a sub-atomic scale - may need a re-think.

Tevatron's final results give new hint of Higgs boson

Scientists at the US' Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory say they too have spotted signs of the Higgs boson in the same mass range as has been observed at the Large Hadron Collider.

CERN boosts LHC power in hunt for Higgs boson

CERN has announced that it plans to boost the energy of the large Hadron Collider (LHC) this year, with the aim of gathering as much data as possible before it goes into a planned shutdown.

'Hints' found of Higgs boson, says CERN

Well, no definite proof - but scientists at CERN say they've seen 'tantalising hints' of the Higgs boson, and that they've narrowed the range of mass it could have - if it exists.

CERN seeks volunteers to help with virtual atom smashing

CERN is asking for your help in looking for the Higgs boson - not that it thinks you've got one down the back of the sofa or anything.

Scientists may have spotted Higgs boson

The hunt for the elusive Higgs boson - rather misleadingly known as the God particle - may be nearing its end.

Fermilab fails to confirm existence of new particle

Physicists at the US Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory say they've been unable to confirm the existence of a new particle indicated by Fermilab experiments in April.

Getting closer to God: LHC scientists zoom in on Higgs Boson

The first solid results are in from the Large Hadron Collider. And while the physicists say they haven't yet found the Higgs Boson - the so-called God particle - they have found strong supporting data for its existence.

Fermilab denies it's found 'God particle'

Fermilab is denying reports that its Tevatron particle accelerator has detected a Higgs boson - the so-called God Particle.