The Higgs Boson?

Sometimes you just have to wander off theme with your blog entries.

Much has been written about the mysterious Higgs Boson particle in all the media lately. What is it? Where did it come from? Whither goest it?

This short film, in cartoon style, is from the University of California. (See credits below). It seeks to tell you the answer to some of the above questions.

Whether you have an abiding interest in science or not, knowing what gives you mass can definitely be defined as new knowledge.

For more videos and comics by Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson, visit

This video made with the support of the University of California at Irvine.

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