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It might sound far-fetched, but so does smashing protons together at light speed to recreate the conditions of the start of the universe. According to the Times, two physicists posit that the reason that the Large Hadron Collider (and, previously, its unbuilt American counterpart) keeps running into problems isn't bad luck or shoddy workmanship. It's that the LHC's quest to discover the Higgs boson—a heretofore only theorized particle that scientists believe is what gives objects mass—is creating…

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