higgs particle

Reductionism has its limitations. Is a human being -- one who bristles at injustice, weeps at Pachelbel's Canon, loves her children, is awestruck by beauty, and craves chocolate -- simply the product of Pavlov's conditioned reflexes to stimuli?
So far, the Higgs boson has been a disappointment. Of course, it was a major discovery that generated worldwide attention.
Peter Higgs had published the paper that was to bind him forever to the particle that bears his name in 1964, and had waited nearly fifty years for some kind of vindication. "I'm relieved it's coming to an end. It will be nice after all this time to be proved right."
"Why are we here?" is a universal question, and to answer it, you must ask "Why are we conscious? Where did mind come from?" After all, if the observer plays such a key role in turning waves into particles, you can't get very far if you don't know what the observer is actually doing.
In the wee hours of July 4, at 3 a.m. New York time, the world heard two presentations from CERN about the status of the search for the so far elusive Higgs boson.
HuffPost Science Correspondent Cara Santa Maria gives a run down on the Higgs boson and what CERN's July 4th announcement will mean for particle physics.
Imagine being part of the discovery of something that potentially cracks the code to the origins of the universe by understanding the structure of matter.