"Stay hungry. Stay foolish." - Steve Jobs
Work on discovering the Higgs boson has led to things like nuclear power & weaponry, as well as medical PET scanning. It could potentially lead to things like interstellar travel or (more realistically) new sources of safe, renewable energy. The fact that scientists have Five Sigma (i.e. 99.999%) evidence that this particle exists is a Big Freakin’ Deal™.
So what do news outlets think about this? These links show you the home pages of 16 top news sites at about 9:15am CST on July 4. This is one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs in history… but some sites don’t seem to think so.
For information on what exactly the Higgs boson is, first watch this video. Seriously, watch it.
Posted: Wednesday, Jul 4, 2012