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  • Nobel physics prize goes to Higgs boson scientists

    Nobel physics prize goes to Higgs boson scientists
    Britain's Peter Higgs and Francois Englert of Belgium won the Nobel Prize for physics on Tuesday for predicting the existence of the Higgs boson particle, which explains how elementary matter attained the mass to form stars and planets.
  • 'The Amazing Race' recap: Needle in a haystack (redux)

     
    Bucky's back with this week's recap of The Amazing Race. Take it away, Bucky ...The teams leave the Amsterdam pit stop for their next destination, Sweden, in the usual staggered fashion—12 hours after they checked in—and head for the airport....

    Making peace with war

    What if we had politicians who believed in the abolition of war with as much passion as the Republican right believes in the abolition of taxes? For me, the question that immediately follows is: What kind of politics draws power from resources other than...

    Budget troubles force Nobel Prizes to be cut back 20%

     
    Even the Nobel Prizes can't escape tightening their belts: The foundation behind the famous awards announced Monday that prize money awarded to its winners will be slashed by 20%, cutting the prestigious prizes back to roughly $1.1 million each.

    Nobel Peace Prize Recognizes WWII Reconciliation

    Nobel Peace Prize Recognizes WWII Reconciliation
    The Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Friday to the European Union for peaceful reconciliation after World War II between former foes Germany and France, and for spreading democracy and human rights through Europe. "In the...