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Confirmed! Newfound Particle Is the Higgs

SiggyBrownie

Villa Princess
#1
A newfound particle discovered at the world's largest atom smasher last year is, indeed, the Higgs boson, the particle thought to give other matter its mass, scientists reported today (March 14) at the annual Rencontres de Moriond conference in Italy.

Physicists announced on July 4, 2012, that, with more than 99 percent certainty, they had found a new elementary particle weighing about 126 times the mass of the proton that was likely the long-sought Higgs boson. The Higgs is sometimes referred to as the "God particle," to the chagrin of many scientists, who prefer its official name.

Read more:http://news.yahoo.com/confirmed-newfound-particle-higgs-130317830.html
 

Jonah

Vital Football Legend
#6
Will this change my life before teatime? If not I'm not interested, sorry, but I'm far too busy at the moment.