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2014's Top-10 Scientific Achievements at Brookhaven Lab

by Brookhaven National Laboratory

From new insights into the building blocks of matter to advances in understanding batteries, superconductors, and a protein that could help fight cancer, 2014 was a year of stunning successes for the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. Oh, and did we mention the opening of a brand new facility that will push the limits of discovery across the scientific spectrum? For details on these and the rest of our Top-10 breakthroughs, check out the items below. You can follow Brookhaven Lab on FacebookTwitter, and Tumblr to learn about the discoveries of 2015 as they happen.

Maybe It Wasn't the Higgs Particle After All

by University of Southern Denmark

Last year CERN announced the finding of a new elementary particle, the Higgs particle. But maybe it wasn't the Higgs particle, maybe it just looks like it. And maybe it is not alone.

US Scientists Celebrate Nobel Prize for Higgs Discovery

by Brookhaven National Laboratory
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences today awarded the Nobel Prize in physics to theorists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert to recognize their work developing the theory of what is now known as the Higgs field, which gives elementary particles mass.