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The Higgs boson, the once-elusive particle that provides mass to the building blocks of the universe, is the most famous product of the CERN international laboratory, but the lab’s bragging rights extend to a host of innovations.

Leon Lederman, a Nobel Laureate and past president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science who shed light on the basic building blocks of matter and sought to revolutionize science education, died Wednesday at a nursing home in Rexburg, Idaho. He was 96.

The International Space Station has become a hub for scientific discoveries that might never have happened on Earth, said Ellen Ochoa, NASA Johnson Space Center director and a former astronaut.
Five early-career female scientists were honored Thursday evening as this year’s recipients of the L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship awards.
Five female scientists will receive grants of $60,000 each to further their postdoctoral research through L’Oréal USA’s For Women in Science fellowship program.