God Particle Announcement Looms
Scientists from CERN will announce on July 4 whether the tantalizing “hints” of the Higgs Boson which they presented in December have been strengthened or grown weaker over the past six months. Although the results may not be strong enough to declare an official discovery, they are rumored to show very similar signals to those announced last year which back up the previous findings.
Independent experts said a replication of the same results would leave little doubt that the “hints” were genuine, indicating that the sought after particle, or something resembling it, exists. Finding the Higgs Boson would provide the last piece of evidence for the Standard Model, the most widely accepted explanation of how the Universe works. Although CERN is remaining tight-lipped ahead of the announcement, its physicists admit that replicating last year’s data would be a “strong” indicator that a Higgs-like particle has been found.