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God particle

Nobel Prize winning physicist Leon Lederman speaks at the panel discussion "Pioneers in Science" at the World Science Festival held at The Graduate Center, Proshansky Auditorium, CUNY on May 29, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for World Science Festival)

'God particle' mystery confirmed

A newfound particle discovered at the world's largest atom smasher last year is, indeed, the Higgs boson,

the particle thought to give other matter its mass, scientists reported

today (March 14) at the annual Rencontres de Moriond conference in

Italy.