This past Easter Sunday it was leaked that the Large Hadron Collider may have detected the elusive Higgs boson, a.k.a the God Particle.
Much controversy prevails about whether this unofficial release first documented by Columbia University physicist Peter Woit on his blog Not Even Wrong, is a hoax, or if this is the first hint of the particle believed to be behind the building blocks of our reality. The leaked memo unveiled that one of the particle detectors at the LHC had caught a particle that could be a Higgs boson decaying into other two high-energy particles known as photons. The memo went on to say: ...the rate at which this happened was thirty times larger than would have been expected, and what had occurred could result in the first definitive observation of physics beyond the standard model.
If scientists did catch the tail end of the Higgs boson, more studies will hopefully be able to duplicate the observation, or perhaps catch the particle red-handed.