It's a slow weekend, but it hasn't escaped our notice that CERN scientists presented their discovery of a new particle consistent with Higgs boson in Comic Sans. The particle apparently confirms the Higgs mechanism is at work, explaining how particles acquire mass. *** Scientists continue to work on confirming the exact nature of the particle. It's a big step towards confirming the Standard Model of particle physics. The scientists stopped short of declaring they would have a complete model of the universe before the Miami Heat win another championship.