Scientists announced in July that they had discovered what they strongly believed to be the Higgs Boson. The particle, commonly referred to as the God Particle, was believed to be the key to unifying the standard and quantum models of physics. Now after more experiments, they're more certain they've finally got it.
The new experiments described on pre-print server arXiv boasts a 5.9 sigma level of certainty, which means there's only one in 300 million chance that the Higgs does not exist. Before this, they had a one in 3.5 million chance that the finding was a fluke.
It's not enough, but it will do for now. And Particle physicists usually hold off until they reach a 6 sigma level to publish. Let's hope they find it! [arXiv via BBC]