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Physicists in Italy said Wednesday they are achingly close to concluding that what they found last year was the Higgs boson, the elusive "God particle." They need to eliminate one last remote possibility that it's something else. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/GettyImages)

Physicists Say ‘God Particle’ Confirmation Is ‘Achingly Close’

Physicists in Italy said Wednesday they are achingly close to concluding that what they found last year was the Higgs boson, the elusive “God particle.” They need to eliminate one last remote possibility that it’s something else.

03/06/2013