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Submission + - CERN Announces Discovery of a New Higgs Candidate Particle (

stephinity writes: "Today's press release [] from CERN announced exciting news from the ATLAS and CMS [Wikipedia] experiments. "'The results are preliminary but the 5 sigma signal at around 125 GeV we’re seeing is dramatic. This is indeed a new particle. We know it must be a boson and it’s the heaviest boson ever found,' said CMS experiment spokesperson Joe Incandela." Although further analysis of the most recent data still underway, the publication of today's results is expected at the end of July. “'We have reached a milestone in our understanding of nature,' said CERN Director General Rolf Heuer. 'The discovery of a particle consistent with the Higgs boson opens the way to more detailed studies, requiring larger statistics, which will pin down the new particle’s properties, and is likely to shed light on other mysteries of our universe.'”"

Submission + - Neutrino's faster than light (

Frans Faase writes: "Beter measurements by the OPERA experiments confirm earlier findings of faster than light neutrino's and have been published in an update version of Measurement of the neutrino velocity with the OPERA detector in the CNGS beam. One uncertainty about the earlier OPERA measurements, which relied on the shape of the pulse of the neutrino's being shot, has been eliminated. But this does not exclude the possibility of other systematic errors in the method of measurement."

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