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Preview Explore the deepest mysteries of the early universe and the quest to find the Higgs Boson.

Watch Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 9pm on WMHT TV.

On July 4, 2012, scientists at the giant atom smashing facility at CERN announced the discovery of a subatomic particle that seems like a tantalizingly close match to the elusive Higgs Boson, thought to be responsible for giving all the stuff in the universe its mass. Since it was first proposed nearly 50 years ago, the Higgs has been the holy grail of particle physicists: finding it completes the “standard model” that underlies all of modern particle physics. Now CERN’s scientists are preparing for the Large Hadron Collider’s second act, when they restart the history-making collider, running at higher energy — hoping for the next great discovery that will change what we know about the particles and forces that make up our universe.

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Grumpy-Faced Cat is a Mountain Survivor

Pallas’s cats have learned to cope with mountain life. They often live in rock dens, which keep them well protected. They hunt insects, small rodents, and birds by...

Jaguar Attacks Caiman Crocodile

With their aquatic skills – and powerful bite – jaguars are able to prey on the crocodile-like caiman. An extraordinary act of such predation was filmed by a tourist...

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Five Reasons to Eat Insects

Save room for bugs! They're the future of green cuisine.