Jiggling the Cosmic Ooze

Jiggling the Cosmic Ooze

A new blueprint for all the universe's mass and energy may be just around the corner

By Science News, 15:47 PM April 15, 2008

Only rarely do scientists make a discovery requiring textbooks to be rewritten. Yet physicists say they now may be on the verge of a "Eureka!" of that magnitude.

Within just a few years, clear signs of a never-before-seen subatomic particle known as the Higgs boson are expected to show up in the world's most powerful accelerators, where the energy of particle collisions can form new particles. Although physicists have found many other exotic fundamental particles since the 1930s — some so impo...

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