Eureka: Scientists Confident They Have Found A Higgs Boson

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Eureka: Scientists Confident They Have Found A Higgs Boson  (Photo credit: Lightmash)

Physicists believe they have identified a long-sought Higgs boson, known as the  “God particle.”

The European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, says a look at all the data from 2012 shows that what they found last year was a version of what is popularly referred to as the “God particle.”

CERN physicist Joe Incandela said in a statement Thursday that “it is clear that we are dealing with a Higgs boson though we still have a long way to go to know what kind of Higgs boson it is.”

The long-theorized subatomic particle would explain why matter has mass. It is considered a missing cornerstone of physics.

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Janet Shan is a freelance journalist and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette, who is working on her first novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay.