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HABEMUS HIGGS Scientists Confirm Higgs Boson Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty

Scientists Confirm Higgs Boson

OK, for real this time, guys. On Thursday scientists announced that they are confident that an elementary particle discovered in July 2012 was most likely the elusive Higgs boson. The European Organization for Nuclear Research’s July 4 announcement of the discovery thrilled the science world, ending a decade-long hunt for what came to be known as the “God particle.” Scientists say a gray area that remains lies in determining whether the particle was the simplest form of Higgs or an “exotic” version. A meeting on the topic in Italy points toward the simply theory. Insert your own pope joke here.

March 14, 2013 6:54 AM