Source: http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/07...uncement-live/Scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) announced Wednesday at the CERN research centre have found a new subatomic particle that could be the Higgs boson, the basic building block of the universe.
“I can confirm that a particle has been discovered that is consistent with the Higgs boson theory,” said John Womersley, chief executive of Britain’s Science & Technology Facilities Council, at an event in London.
Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/05/sc...pagewanted=allA New Particle Could Be Physics’ Holy Grail
ASPEN, Colo. — Physicists working at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider said Wednesday that they had discovered a new subatomic particle that looks for all the world like the Higgs boson, a potential key to an understanding of why elementary particles have mass and indeed to the existence of diversity and life in the universe.
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