Ah, there is still mystery in the Universe. Scientists report on what might be tantalizing glimpses (or not) of the theorized Higgs Boson, the ‘God-particle,” which might be the key to a new level of understanding.
Scientists in Europe announced Tuesday morning that they have found evidence that the elusive “God particle,” the Higgs boson, actually exists. The scientists have stopped short of claiming discovery, but in a press conference livestreamed from the European research institute CERN, they said that they’re getting close to finding it.
The hunt narrows for an elusive subatomic particle called the Higgs boson, after physicists using a high-powered atom smasher believe they know where to now look. If found, the Higgs boson could help explain the mysteries of the universe. (Dec. 13)
And what, exactly is it? According to Scientific American’s Kelly Oakes, the Higgs boson is the smallest part of the Higgs field, which physicists believe gives all matter the property of mass. WaPo
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