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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.

Phylogenetic trees can tell us where medical problems come from, and how to fight them.

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Orphaned Baby Elephant Struggles to Survive

A baby elephant named Naledi has lost her mother to illness. She is able to get a little bit of milk from Cathy, another female in the herd, but without enough to eat...

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Premieres nationwide Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Kiti, a gentle elephant in Botswana, was in her 661st day of pregnancy...

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Five Reasons to Eat Insects

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