No Higgs Boson - end of the road for the model?

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    No Higgs Boson - end of the road for the model?

    Like many others, I had hoped the results from CERN would reveal the Higgs, but it would seem that the earlier reported success stories are false, and that the entire model may fall.

    http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99991649

    So, <fx>rubs hands together</fx>, new theories anyone?
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    Don't give up hope yet; CERN is working on a better accellerator.

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    >>> CERN is working on a better accellerator.

    Yes, I know, and the hunt continues at FermiLab, but if the damn thing is not there at any of the predicted energies, then the standard model is, at least, (cough cough), full of holes.
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    On one hand we have the search for the building blocks of our universe.

    On the other we have this from the same page (and a very strange glove).

    http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99991637
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    Yeah, I check that site pretty much every day, there are often a few really oddball things on there. If your interested generally, check out "The Last Word" as well, there is a new one every Thursday, and there are archives of the older questions, some of them are a scream! Example...

    "What shape would my large breasts be in orbit?"

    http://www.newscientist.com/lastword...y.jsp?tp=body1

    I believe some extensive research needs to be undertaken. I'm sure it would increase the population at large's interest in the International Space Station. Sponsorship possibilities too, imagine the WonderBra module...
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