Continuing with our theme of understanding the scientific process, this video explains the search for the Higgs Boson (a possibly non-existent subatomic particle which may give everything its mass) including what it is, why we want to know, and how the search is being conducted.

Watching it to the end will reward you with an insight into what science is all about. “What’s in the data? What’s in the data?” – no assumptions, no pre-formed conclusions, just a determination to look at the real world and truly see what is there.

For those of you who may want to learn more you can read more about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), or check out this other video to see the real scale of this endeavor.