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Sunday, July 8, 2012

'God Particle' Discovered!

The head of the European Center for Nuclear Research says its teams have discovered a new particle that is consistent with the Higgs boson -- a subatomic particle considered so significant to the understanding of the universe that it has been called the God particle.

Professor Higgs wipes a tear from his eye as fellow scientists find his 'God particle' on 'momentous day for science' - 40 years after he predicted its existence.
  • Discovery of particle is most important in physics in decades
  • Leading physicists watch announcement at CERN in Switzerland
  • End of 40-year quest for 'missing' particle
  • Last jigsaw piece that proves our view of universe is right
  • 'God Particle' gives particles that make up atoms their mass
  • Prof Higgs, 83: 'I had no idea this would happen in my lifetime'
Almost half a century after the existence of the Higgs boson – the particle that holds the universe together and gives it substance – was predicted, jubilant scientists announced that they appear to have found it. Read more

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