The news coming out of CERN in recent weeks has been hard to miss. At first, there was a dripfeed of gossip which turned into a firehose of 'Higgsteria'. Finally, last Wednesday, CERN announced that it had found a new particle that is "consistent with the long-sought Higgs boson".
Note the phrasing. CERN has been careful not to claim that the new particle is the Higgs, only that it could be.
But if not the Higgs, what else might it be?
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