Scientists at Cern laboratory claimed to have found the infamous Higgs-Boson, the most elusive and significant particle discussed in modern physics. This news is incredible and a huge boom to the physics and science community.
Lets just put this into perspective. This discovery is the culmination of the largest, most complicated and most expensive experiment humanity has ever accomplished. If intelligent life exists elsewhere, and knowledge is the basis of on which civilizations are graded, we just took one large step on that scale in the last few years.
I was on vacation when this happened so thanks for posting about it. The majority of these articles are going right over my head, but that TED talk explained it pretty nicely.
Such an absolutely immense discovery. I hate that breakthroughs such as this aren't given the international exposure outside of scientific fields that they should be just due to the complexity of it all.