The last particle (at least for now) of the standard model has been found!
Fermilab has a good, easy to read description of what the standard model is.
Sadly it wasn’t at Fermilab. Neil deGrasse Tyson‘s tweets yesterday say it all in regards to the state of basic research in the US.
On the day we reserve to tell ourselves America is great – Jul 4 – Europe reminds us that we suck at science. #HiggsBoson
You just wait Europe, science in America will rise again — some time this millennium.