European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) staff celebrate after the announcement of the physics Nobel prize in Meyrin near Geneva October 8, 2013. Britain's Peter Higgs and Francois Englert of... more 
European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) staff celebrate after the announcement of the physics Nobel prize in Meyrin near Geneva October 8, 2013. 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 that explains how elementary matter attained the mass to form stars and planets. Half a century after their original work, the new building block of nature was finally detected in 2012 at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) research centre's giant, underground particle-smasher near Geneva. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) less 
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Tue, Oct 8, 2013 7:42 AM EDT