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Published: Friday, March 15, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

A very small matter

Let's get small: Physicists announced the discovery Thursday of what may be the subatomic Higgs boson, also called the "God particle," which apparently acts to gather other particles into the atoms that make up all matter.

Once the discovery is confirmed, the $10 billion atom smashing Large Hadron Collider will be repurposed and used to crack open stubborn pistachios.

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Step away from the Pantene: Despite some backlash, the Transportation Security Administration says it has not changed its plan to allow passengers to carry small knives on planes, because its unlikely that a terrorist could take over a plane with a penknife and searching for the knives is time-consuming.

But the ban on carrying more than 3 ounces of shampoo will remain in effect, primarily because of the danger posed by militant hairdressers performing midair hair styling.

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Don't know much about history: On this day in 44 B.C., Roman dictator Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of nobles that included Brutus and Cassius. Also on this day in 1913, President Woodrow Wilson met with reporters for the first formal presidential press conference.

Wilson, heeding the Ides of March, made sure the press corps was facing him and not behind him.

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