Inside Story - Is the search over for Higgs boson?

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For decades, scientists have searched for an elusive particle, something that would help explain how the universe began, and how it carries on.

The main development is that scientists working at the CERN facility in Switzerland say they have now discovered evidence of this new subatomic particle which is sometimes called the 'god particle'.

It took scientists more than 15 years to build a massive detector underground, which captures images of what happens when protons collide.

They have found proof of the existence of what looks like the Higgs boson: a crucial particle which helps explain how the universe came to be – and therefore the stars, planets and human life.