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    New subatomic particle could be Higgs boson

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    After a quest spanning nearly half a century, physicists have said they had found a new sub-atomic particle consistent with the Higgs boson which is believed to confer mass. Rousing cheers and a standing ovation broke out at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) on Wednesday after scientists presented data in their long search for the mysterious particle. Al Jazeera's Cath Turner reports on what it all means.