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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

More Evidence for the Higgs Boson

Results from the Tevatron particle accelerator in Boston released yesterday closely mirror the “hints” of the Higgs observed at the Large Hadron Collider late last year.

Because the two rival laboratories found strikingly similar evidence for the elusive particle despite having used different methods to look for it, the findings independently support the growing belief that the Higgs has been pinned down at last.

But even when taken together, the two sets of evidence are not strong enough for physicists to officially claim a discovery and some leading scientists still believe the particle does not exist.

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