Reidar Hahn/Fermilab

Particle accelerator smackdown! Scientists working on Fermilab’s Tevatron have been talking some smack (in the politest of terms), saying they have a good shot at finding the elusive Higgs boson before the currently out-of-commission Large Hadron Collider does.

Also in today’s links: a map of emissions, why not to keep chimps as pets (besides the now-obvious), and more.