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I’ve just seen the news that Fermilab have announced a weird finding at the Tevatron, that could be a whole new unexpected particle, that possibly demonstrates the existence of a fifth fundamental force. For more info see:

Notice from Symmetry Breaker magazine

Notice from New Scientist

If this is found to be true then it is the first real upset to the Standard Model of particle physics and likely means that the Higgs Boson doesn’t actually exist. As my final year project for my undergraduate degree was all about whether the Higgs was detectable I am really interested in this and have been keeping an eye on progress at the LHC. But this is even more exciting!!

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