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.

Check out this clip for Bill Nye, host of "The Science Guy," helping us get geeky on News Stream.

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  1. lotus41

    So physicists have discovered a new particle? Maybe? I think particle physicists are mostly concerned with job security. Did they find a new particle? Does their model have any relevance? Who knows-who can prove it? They remind me of lawyers, more than anything else. Plus, they find a new particle, right before their facility is to be closed? Coincidence? Remember, they're in Chicago, the most corrupt place in the U.S.!

    April 8, 2011 at 1:42 am | Reply
  2. john

    Uh, that doesn't really make sense at all. I don't think scientists are more concerned with job security than anybody else. Most people need an income, but that doesn't mean they are liars. Any ignorant person can doubt a scientist if he/she wants to, but the deal with science is your need proff to say somebody is wrong. If they are wrong, other scientists can easily tell and would rip them up. That 's how they make a name for themselves, not by saying "Oh they are from Chicago so everybody from Chicago is a liar." Grow up.

    April 22, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Reply
    • Jeryl

      Yeah another way for snticeist to pretend they are discovering something to explain how they waste their govt. funding lol. They think if they make it sound complicated we will say here is another million dollars. Hey it;s worked for them so far.

      April 2, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Reply

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