It has been years since I have been in college, so forgive my math weaknesses, as I ask general questions: A) I have been reading for a while how they *detected* monopoles in spin-ice. But it is not clear if they detected a monopole, or some arrangement which mimicked a monopole. Did they discover real monopole? And what is the half-life of a monopole? B) They are looking for monopoles in super fluids; could they do the same for Higgs Bosons, and what is the half-life of a Higgs Boson?