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Physicists unveil results helping explain universe

After a quarter-century of searching, scientists have nailed down how one particularly rare subatomic particle decays into something else — a discovery that adds certainty to our thinking about how the universe began and keeps running.Full story

Nobel contender sees multiple cosmic mysteries

GENEVA (Reuters) - Francois Englert, the Belgian physicist widely tipped to share a Nobel prize this year with Britain's Peter Higgs, said on Tuesday many cosmic mysteries remain despite the discovery of the boson that gave shape to the universe. Full story

click3: Happy birthday, World Wide Web!

  The World Wide Web's first website celebrates its 20th birthday; a viewer points us to a very interactive website, HereisToday.com, that puts our place in the universe into perspective; and Mark Sanford debates his Democratic opponent Elizabeth Colbert Busch, and she gets a pretty good jab in.

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  Physicist says ‘new particle observed’

CMS spokesperson Joe Incandela reports in a CERN video that a new particle has been observed at Europe's Large Hadron Collider.

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