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This is just brilliant. The concept of Higgs field and Higgs boson explained using ping-pong balls, a bag of sugar and a tea tray. 

CERN experiments observe particle consistent with long-sought Higgs boson »

Physicists at at CERN are 99.99% certain that they’ve discovered a Particle that is very similar to Higgs Boson (a.k.a. God Particle). As always, a new discovery brings with it a new set of unanswered questions. 

A representation of traces of a proton-proton collision in the search for the Higgs boson, released by the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern). Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

P.S. I didn’t understand a thing that was said during the Announcement and that was when i truly realized the Quantum of my dumbness. Unlike Scientists at CERN, i can say with ‘100% certainty’ that i’m imbecile. :-)

Twitter today once again showed that it blows Google+ and Facebook out of the water when it comes to breaking news.

See Also:

Search for Higgs boson at Large Hadron Collider reveals new particle - Symmetry Magazine

LHC claims new particle discovery - Paul Rincon / BBC News 

Higgs boson: it’s unofficial! Cern scientists discover missing particle - Ian Smaple / The Guardian

Particle ‘CONSISTENT’ With Higgs Boson Discovered - Ian O’Neill / Discovery News

Higgs! - Phil Plait / Discover Magazine

The Elusive Particle: 5 Implications of Finding Higgs - Clara Moskowitz / LiveScience

CERN scientists inexplicably present Higgs boson findings in Comic Sans - Sam Byford / The Verge