April 7th, 2011
05:46 PM ET

Hunting for Higgs boson

Scientists in the U.S. have made an unexpected discovery.  Physicists at Fermilab say their data suggests the existence of a new particle or a previously unknown fundamental force.

It could be a version of the elusive Higgs boson... though not the so-called "God particle" itself.

More research is needed to confirm the results. That will likely be a job for CERN's Large Hadron Collider. It is more powerful than Fermilab's Tevatron, which is set to shut down next year.

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