Lab claims it's zeroing in on the elusive 'God particle'3/8/2012
The 40-year hunt for the so-called "God particle" may soon come to a successful conclusion, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Today, a U.S. lab confirmed the results of a 2011 European study, which pointed to the existence of the 'God particle,' better known as the Higgs boson, which is considered to be a building block of the universe.
Consider this the physics equivalent of scaling Mount Everest, hitting a World Series grand slam, and putting a man on the moon, combined -- since proving the existence of the Higgs boson would support a theory known as the "Standard Model," which no less a source than Wikipedia defines as "the theory of almost everything."
"I don't think there's any place for the Higgs to hide," said one scientist involved with the study, which was conducted at Fermilab in Illinois.
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