Will CERN Scientists Confirm the Higgs Boson This Week?

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July 2 2012 1:25 PM

Will CERN Scientists Confirm the Higgs Boson This Week?

Could this be the week scientists finally prove the existence of the one true God particle?

Lead researchers at CERN will reportedly hold a press conference this week to confirm the existence of the elusive Higgs boson particle. The Higgs boson particle is thought to give elementary particles like quarks and electrons mass, and it's confirmed existence may lead to a re-evaluation of many theorems in the field of physics.

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Rumor has it scientists are 99.99-percent sure of their discovery, which could be the biggest science news in decades. Until the press conference on July 4, we'll have to wait to see if the God particle has finally been scientifically proven, or if believing in its existence remains just a scientific act of faith.

Video by Jim Festante. 

Ben Johnson is the producer of Marketplace Tech from American Public Media.