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New Particle at World's Largest Atom Smasher is Likely Higgs Boson

Physicists are more than 99 percent sure that they've found a new elementary particle that is likely the long-sought Higgs boson.Evidence for the new particle was reported today (July 4) by scientists from the world's largest atom smasher, the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland. Researchers reported they'd seen a particle weighing roughly 125 times the mass of the proton, with a level of certainty that all but seals the deal it's the Higgs boson ."This is indeed a new particle. We know it must be a boson and it’s the heaviest boson ever found," Joe Incandela, spokesperson for LHC's CMS experiment, said in a statement. "The implications are very significant and it is precisely for this reason that we must be extremely diligent in all of our studies and cross-checks."The Higgs, nicknamed the "God particle" (to the chagrin of many scientists , who prefer its official name), is thought to hold the key to one of the mysteries of the universe: Why do things have mass ?Its discovery represe...

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