Physicists working on the Large Hadron Collider said today that a new particle discovered last July was looking more and more like the theoretical Higgs boson.
Scientists told an Italian conference that they had studied two and a half times as much data as they had last summer.
They are growing confident that it is indeed the particle they are after - one involved in giving mass to other particles.
Spokesman Joe Incandela and his colleague Dave Charlton said the "beautiful new results represent a huge effort by many dedicated people."
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