Higgs-whatnow? What IS a Higgs Boson Particle?

So scientists at the  Large Hadron Collider (an enormous underground generator near the Swiss/French border) this week confirmed the existence of the Higgs Boson particle.  So what?  What does this mean for anyone outside the scientific community?  I mean, heck!  We don’t even know what a Higgs Boson particle is, right?  Why should it’s discovery mean anything to us?

I found this online and thought it was a pretty good explanation for us laymen.  Personally, I want to know what a Higgs Boson particle is made of…

Courtesy of PHD Comics on Vimeo.

Jul 6th, 2012 | Posted in Science
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