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Hints emerge of elusive Higgs boson particle

By next summer, scientists hope to confirm its existence

Two teams of scientists studying proton collisions at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research outside Geneva, Switzerland, say they’ve seen hints of the Higgs boson particle, whose existence should explain the presence of mass in the universe. They hope to know for sure whether this particle really exists by next summer, the New York Times reports. Scientists hope that by confirming the existence of this particle, they can explore why the universe is made of matter instead of antimatter, as well as the nature of dark matter and dark energy, which make up the majority of the universe.

The New York Times

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