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Stephen Hawking on how the Higgs boson discovery cost him $100

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Stephen Hawking spoke with the BBC about CERN's discovery of a new particle that appears to be consistent with the Standard Model Higgs bosom — and how it cost him some hard-earned cash.

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Stephen Hawking Higgs interview (BBC)
Stephen Hawking Higgs interview (BBC)

This morning scientists at CERN announced that they had indeed discovered a new particle that appears to be consistent with the Standard Model Higgs boson. The BBC spoke with physicist Stephen Hawking, who described the implications of the finding — while also mentioning a losing wager he'd placed on whether the particle would be found. Check out the video below to see one of our greatest minds discuss an incredible discovery.

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