We Did Find a Higgs Boson: Scientists
Though they're still not sure if it's a simple or more 'exotic' form of Higgs
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 14, 2013 5:33 AM CDT
Updated Mar 14, 2013 7:36 AM CDT
The magnet core of the world's largest superconducting solenoid magnet, one of the experiments preparing to take data at CERN's Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator is seen, near Geneva.   (AP Photo/Keystone/Martial Trezzini, File)

(Newser) – Just one week ago, scientists said they were achingly close to confirming that last July's discovery at the Large Hadron Collider was in fact the Higgs boson, and just had to eliminate one more possibility. They apparently did, because the AP reports that CERN today announced 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." As the BBC explains, scientists still need to determine if the subatomic particle is the simplest kind of Higgs or a more "exotic" form.

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Mar 15, 2013 3:43 PM CDT
The Higgs Boson....the invented particle that causes Mass....I say invented because there is no possitive proof...So here we go again.... Then they find it....then the splitting of said particle will be their final goal....thus superceding any nuclear technology as man knows it today....That is when our planet along with our Galaxy will cause a chain reaction into extinction. All matter shall drift at 1,300,000 miles per hour into the Great Attraction when even at that speed will never get there...all evidence that we ever existed is blown into oblivion........ This is how the theory continues that we are all Star Dust......to be born somewhere else in this Phenomena of what is called "The Universe". Endless, with a window openning no bigger than the size of a human hair, endless in every direction 360 degrees forever and ever and ever....every direction forever and ever and ever. The Alfa and the Omega. The "New" "Big Bang". This one makes me beg the question that my hero physicist Albert Einstein asked his wife....What would it be like to be riding at the front end of a Light Ray? At 186,262 miles per second. 1942
bt-dt-gtts-ats
Mar 14, 2013 11:36 PM CDT
Anybody see Schrodinger's cat? It' feeding time.
Chatsworth
Mar 14, 2013 8:32 PM CDT
I thought DARPA invented the Internet,Or was it Al Gore?No, it was the military that invented the "Net".Gore was busy doing the Macarena.PET scans don't help shit,Both my parents got 'em, and they both died of cancer.Ol' Doc Adams on Gunsmoke coulda told 'em they were gonna die without a positron emission tomography.PET scans are just more expensive tests to tell you that you have inoperable cancer and you're gonna die.And the positrons probably speed up the process by causing more mutations in the cellular dna.