Link: Higgs boson: it's unofficial! Cern scientists discover missing particle
Ian Sample, a Science correspondent for the Guardian who also wrote a book on the Higgs (Massive) breaks down the announcement from CERN this morning.
“The discovery of the Higgs particle ranks as one of the most important scientific advances of the past 100 years. It proves there is an invisible energy field that pervades the vacuum of the known universe. This field is thought to give mass to the smallest building blocks of matter, the quarks and electrons that make up atoms. Without the field, or something like it, there would be no planets, stars, or life as we know it.”
My favorite response to the news this morning came from @JamesUrbaniak (the voice of Dr. Venture): “NEW BOSON, BITCHES! #worldpeace”