On Wednesday, July 4, physicists at CERN had big news to announce: the discovery of a new subatomic particle. Its properties analyzed so far bear a strong resemblance to the highly sought after Higgs boson, predicted by the Standard Model of physics.
When CERN scientists announced that they'd probably found the Higgs boson, they got more than their fair share of smack talk from the design community for presenting their discovery in Comic Sans. Even the font's creator, Vincent Connare, wasn't impressed.
Five leading theoretical physicists have been invited to the event in Switzerland on Wednesday - sparking speculation that the particle has been discovered.
CERN scientists declared that over the entire range of energy the Collider had explored—from 145 to 466 billion electron volts—the Higgs boson is excluded as a possibility with a 95% probability.