Progress at the Large Hadron Collider project in Switzerland is going so well that physicists believe they might be able to prove – or disprove – the existence of the so-called ‘god particle’ ahead of schedule.
AN ITALIAN PHYSICIST has said that the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in the US has discovered the “God particle”. Prof Tommaso Dorigo from the University of Padua wrote in his blog that rumours of the discovery came to him from two different sources.
The Higgs boson is called the “God particle” because it is said to explain why other particles have mass and is the last of the particles outlined by the standard model of particle physics to be found. Fermi said last year that it expected to have enough data to prove or rule out the existence of the particle by early 2011, the Telegraph reports.
The particle accelerator at Fermi, called Tevatron, is due to be closed down when the newer CERN accelerator gets into full swing.
ONE OF AMERICA’S biggest child beauty pageant organisers is set to spend €20,000 staging their first-ever Irish contest in September.
The Herald reports today that beauty bosses said it will be open to “babies, toddlers and teens” and will also include a heat with kids in swimwear.
Some parents believe that contests celebrates their children’s beauty, helps them learn about camaraderie and boosts their self-confidence. While others think that beauty pageants send out the wrong kind of message to children and that the costumes and make-up involved sexualises kids.
So, today we would like to know: Would you enter your child in a beauty pageant?
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