As annotated in the linked Reuters story, the discovery of the elusive “God Particle” is getting very close. It’s rumored an official announcement will come at the Las Vegas Symposium in July 2012, but not known this will happen. I hope that they do prove it since the alternative is to re-write the standard model of physics which does predict it. Though I am not a scientist, I do enjoy meddling with physics and the thought of learning some more model projections is not on the top of my list of to-dos at my age.
Big Bang particle discovery closer: scientists | Reuters