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flowing through our hands like moonlight

Without the Higgs field, as it is known, or something like it, all elementary forms of matter would zoom around at the speed of light, flowing through our hands like moonlight. There would be neither atoms nor life.

Physicists Find Elusive Particle Seen as Key to the Universe – by Dennis Overbye, NYT July 4, 2012