Tue 10 December 2013, The Independent

The Nobel Prize for Peter Higgs recognises truth in an ancient Greek idea

By Heather Saul
The ancient Greeks imagined that all of the wondrous variety of substances we see in the world around us are constructed from combinations of four basic elements: earth, air, fire, and water. They weren’t alone; similar ideas flourished in Babylon, Egypt, and India. The Nobel Prize being awarded today to...
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