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What is the Higgs boson?

Scientists at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Reseach, is presenting data today on their search for the Higgs boson. But what is it?

4th July, 2012
The Large Hadron Collider.

Scientists at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Reseach, is presenting data today on their search for the Higgs boson.

"We have observed a new boson with a mass of 125.3 +/- 0.6 GeV at 4.9 sigma significance," they said. Experts say that this is the Higgs boson and that it confirms what scientists believe about the makeup of the universe. But what does it all mean?

In 1964 Peter Higgs and five other theoretical physicists proposed that...

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