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Explain it like I’m Five: What is the Higgs Boson?

TweetELI5: The Higgs Boson If you’ve been watching TV lately, you’ve probably seen a lot of news about a particle called the Higgs boson and how important it is for physics. First, a little bit of background info: Physicists believe that the entire universe is made of up of only a handful of different particles. So …

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What Does Bieber and the Higgs Boson Have to do With Each Other? Find Out as CNN Explains The Higgs Boson Particle

TweetCheck out their simplified and funny explanation of the Higgs Boson particle here.

ELI5: Why is it colder on mountains–when you’re closer to the sun?

Colder on the mountain top

Tweet This is a question that has always bothered me. Valleys, like Death Valley in California, tend to be really hot. But the tops of mountains (closer to the sun!!) are snowy and very cold. And what about that whole thing, with “heat rising?” I know for a fact that my basement (lower) is always colder …

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