'God Particle' Physicists Win Nobel Prize

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The two physicists who discovered the so-called "God Particle" have been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Francois Englert of Belgium and Peter Higgs of Britain discovered the Higgs-Boson particle last year. It was been nicknamed the 'The God Particle' because it's believed to be the key to explaining the building blocks of matter and the origins of the universe.

"I am overwhelmed to receive this award and thank the Royal Swedish Academy," Higgs said in a statement released by the University of Edinburgh. "I hope this recognition of fundamental science will help raise awareness of the value of blue-sky research."

The physics prize was the second of this year's Nobel awards to be announced.

On Monday, the Nobel Prize in Medicine was given to American scientists James Rothman, Randy Schekman, and Thomas Sudhof for discoveries about how key substances are moved around within cells.

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