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Though searching for a fountain of youth might sound like something out of a King Arthur story, it's also something happening right now, across the world, as scientists race toward discovering immortality. It might make marriage proposals seem a bit heavier, but some folks out there are dedicated to figuring out how to live forever (which sounds expensive).
At CERN today, home of the Large Hadron Collider, particle physicists announced the most recent (and most tantalizing) results in their search for the Higgs Boson. They haven't nailed down the elusive particle quite yet, but they're closer than ever before, and they may now know just exactly where it's hiding.