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Why Higgs boson, the ‘God particle’, is a big deal

Why Higgs boson, the ‘God particle’, is a big deal

According to a theory developed by Peter Higgs and five other physicists in the early 1960s, particles acquire mass by interacting with a field (the Higgs field) that permeates all of space. Particles such as top quarks that interact strongly with this field have a high mass; those that interact weakly (such as electrons and […]

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FBI employee saw legion of angels at Flight 93 crash site

FBI employee saw legion of angels at Flight 93 crash site

A former police officer who retired from the FBI due to post-traumatic stress disorder linked to her role in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terror attacks has written a book about seeing legions of angels guarding the Pennsylvania site where a hijacked airliner crashed. Lillie Leonardi served as a liaison between law enforcement and […]

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‘Prometheus’ and the boundaries of science

‘Prometheus’ and the boundaries of science

In his online column, New York Times science writer James Gorman gives his humble scientific opinion on the Ridley Scott sci-fi thriller Prometheus, which opened in theaters last Friday. It’s “creationism for geeks,” he says, the type that science-fiction writers and scientists have long indulged in. He’s quick to point out that this type of […]

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Musical genius became one after diving into shallow pool

Musical genius became one after diving into shallow pool

A man who suffered concussion after diving into a shallow pool has made a seemingly improbable discovery: it made him a musical genius. Derek Amato, from Denver, Colorado, is just one of 30 people in the entire world suffering from Acquired Savant Syndrome, where people display profound abilities after suffering head trauma. After years of […]

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Time travel not likely, according to experts (none of whom have traveled in time)

Time travel not likely, according to experts (none of whom have traveled in time)

We take it for granted that the past is fixed. History always happened the way we remember it happening. But how do we know for sure that that’s the case? If time travel is possible, time travelers could be zipping back and changing things around all the time. How would we even be able to […]

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Graham’s 1975 book on angels: ‘God’s secret agents’

Graham’s 1975 book on angels: ‘God’s secret agents’

A celebrated Philadelphia neurologist is summoned and led to the bedside of a woman suffering from pneumonia – by a child that appeared normal to him, but had, in fact, been dead for a month. A missionary in the New Hebrides Islands and his wife are protected from the imminent attack of natives by hundreds of men […]

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