Physicists Near Finding Key Clue to Universe

U.S. scientists released fresh data bolstering the case for the existence of the Higgs boson, a long sought-after particle crucial to scientists’ current understanding of how the universe is built.

The data, from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Tevatron collider near Chicago, isn’t enough on its own to confirm the existence of the Higgs particle. However, experimental results to be announced by European physicists on Wednesday will provide a stronger signal of where Higgs is likely to be hiding.

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