Can you explain the Higgs boson in a tweet?
We challenged readers to explain the Higgs boson in just 140 characters. Can you top these? Send yours to @TelegraphNews and we'll add the best ones.
- — Harriet Cooper (@hazzacoops)Thu, Jul 05 2012 01:15:41
- — Usama Hasan (@drusamahasan)Thu, Jul 05 2012 02:01:27
- — Steve Mitchell (@BondiWeazy)Thu, Jul 05 2012 01:41:46
- — Matthew Warrener (@MattWarrener)Thu, Jul 05 2012 01:42:59
- — Andrew (@RedKarateka)Thu, Jul 05 2012 01:57:10@TelegraphNews Higgs-bosom is the gelatine in a jelly through which all other particles move, gaining mass as they struggle through it.
- — Mark Whalan (@MWhalan)Thu, Jul 05 2012 01:12:55
- Others have gone for slightly more, er, creative explanations
- — Ian Robinson (@FubarRobinson)Thu, Jul 05 2012 01:53:55
- — Adam Silk (@McSilkyPants)Thu, Jul 05 2012 01:16:56
- — Alvin Dayman (@AlvinDayman)Thu, Jul 05 2012 01:14:31
- And some of you seem thoroughly fed up with the whole thing
- Tom Chivers, our science blogger, doesn't think a 140 character explanation is possible but offers his own 1,487-character version:
- We allowed Professor John Womersley of the Science and Technology Facilities Council slightly more than 140 characters to give us his take on why the Higgs boson matters
- And if you're still confused, science editor Nick Collins has a helpful Q and A here
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