Physicists Announce Evidence of Higgs-Like Particle

BY Jenny Marder  July 4, 2012 at 9:27 AM EST

Updated: 11:40 a.m. ET | Here’s a look at Wednesday’s exciting announcement from CERN. Plus, we’ve included a sampling of visual primers from various media outlets to help explain the Higgs boson, what it is, why it’s been so tricky to find, and why discovering it is so important to science.