Once again, there's excitement in the physics community about the possible discovery of the Higgs boson. But this time, it's multiple discoveries...both experiments at the Large Hadron Collider have detected some intriguing possibilities, as has Fermilab's Tevatron. What's going on?
The Higgs boson, just to review, is the only subatomic particle from the Standard Model whose existence remains unconfirmed. Essentially, its purpose is to mediate the mass of all other particles, and by extension, the universe at large. (For more extensive primers, you can go here and here.)