(a shortened name from the 'Goddamn particle' because of how elusive it is to find),
is thought to give particles mass under the Standard Model of particle physics. "
" Last July, scientists said they were confident they had found the particle but cautioned on the need for further analysis.
The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) says two-and-a-half times more data has by now been scrutinized.
Analysis of two characteristics, teased from experiments at the world's biggest particle smasher, aligns with theories that last year's discovery is a Higgs, CERN said on Thursday.
"The preliminary results with the full 2012 data set are magnificent and to me it is clear that we are dealing with a Higgs boson, though we still have a long way to go to know what kind of Higgs boson it is," said Joe Incandela, spokesman for the CMS experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC). "
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New data 'strongly indicates' particle is Higgs boson
Sometimes there are tremors," he said, in a homily that will be scrutinized for clues to the style of his leadership.
During his meal with the cardinals, he reportedly told them,
"may God forgive you for what you've done".
The first Latin American and Jesuit Pope has received goodwill messages from around the world. "
Francis uses first mass to urge spiritual renewal for church
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