CERN has announced that they have found the Higgs Boson, which has been called "the God Particle" because it is the main building block of matter.

In BBC News, Paul Rincon quotes quantum physicist Stephen Hawking as saying, "It is a pity in a way because the great advances in physics have come from experiments that gave results we didn’t expect." Hawking made a bet that the Higgs would never be discovered, and now says he is out $100.

All the matter we can see makes up just 4% of the universe–the rest is made up of mysterious dark matter and dark energy. The Higgs could be a beginning to understanding the 96% of the Universe that remains obscure.
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When singer Whitney Houston died, expressions of grief and solidarity surfaced quickly on Facebook and Twitter. Similar results occurred with the deaths of Michael Jackson and television host Dick Clark, among others. Why are people so upset about a person they’ve never met?

Psychologist Richard Harris says that many people develop relationships with media characters in a similar manner to how they do so in real life. This one-sided relationship is most commonly observed between celebrities and their fans.

Harris says, "Somebody’s real upset that their favorite soap opera character was killed off yesterday and they tell someone about that and they laugh. It’s a very different reaction than if their grandmother had died."
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If a robot could read your mind, it would know what kind of music you’re in the mood to hear and instantly play it for you.

Shimi is a kind of robot jukebox, stuffed with music you like (just like your ipod), but it’s different in one way: it discovers what you want to listen to next via your smartphone.

Inventor Gil Weinberg says, "Shimi is designed to change the way that people enjoy and think about their music." It’s essentially a docking station with a "brain" powered by an Android phone. Once docked, the robot gains the sensing and musical generation capabilities of the user’s mobile device.
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