Giant European atom smasher used to prove existence of Higgs particle readies for 2nd run

December 12, 2014 5:15 PM

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GENEVA – The scientific organization that operates the world's biggest particle accelerator says it's gearing up for a second three-year run.

The Large Hadron Collider buried beneath the Swiss-French border near Geneva was instrumental in the discovery of the Higgs boson, a subatomic particle that had long been theorized but never confirmed until last year.

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