"We have discovered what NOTHING is made of!"

... that's SOMETHING!"

Almost four years after the inauguration of the Large Hadron Collider the Franco-Swiss researchers at CERN in Geneva have proven to a 99.999% probability the existence of the Higgs boson. This elementary particle, only theoretical since 1964, is considered evidence of why objects have mass.

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