Europe used July 4 to remind America that we suck at science. ~Neil deGrasse Tyson
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Science!
"Here’s a simulation from CERN of the collision. Even if you don’t quite get it, it’s pretty."
So now we can joke about it: http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2012/07/04/a-higgs-boson-particle-walks-into/
Source of the Neil degrades Tyson line: http://9gag.com/gag/4683221
$100 well spent!
"If the decay and other interactions of this particle are as we expect, it will be strong evidence for the so-called standard model of particle physics, the theory that expains all our experiments so far," Hawking said.
See also how the web reacted.