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Two physicists, François Englert and Peter Higgs, won the Nobel Prize on Tuesday for their theory explaining how particles acquire mass.

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Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek

The snow burst through the trees with no warning but a last-second whoosh of sound, a two-story wall of white and Chris Rudolph’s piercing cry: “Avalanche! Elyse!” The very thing the 16 skiers and snowboarders had sought — fresh, soft snow — instantly became the enemy. Somewhere above, a pristine meadow cracked in the shape of a lightning bolt, slicing a slab nearly 200 feet across and 3 feet deep. Gravity did the rest.

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