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By Julia Zhu in London

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A meteorite trail above a residential apartment block in Chelyabinsk (Getty)

Russia sent thousands of rescue workers to help the people injured by a meteorite that shot across central Russia today. The fireballs crashed to the ground just as people were heading to work, but luckily, fears about the behavior of psychotic Russian drivers means there was no shortage of video footage to capture the moment that it landed.

Of course, this isn’t the first time a large body of rock has made a dramatic entrance into our atmosphere. Read more

Let me get this straight, did they just find God in a particle? Not exactly. But yesterday’s announcement that physicists at Cern, the European nuclear research centre, have glimpsed what seems to be the Higgs boson is nevertheless very exciting. Here’s why…  Read more