So, yesterday's announcement about the Higgs boson. They haven't found it but ... The ATLAS experiment - working with posited Higgs decays to 2 photons and a more complex decay via a pair of Z bosons into 2 pairs of leptons and anti-leptons - has seen an excess of signals at around 126 GeV, but with a significance (sigma) greater than they would have expected if there was a Standard Model Higgs at that energy. Of course, it may be the Standard Model that is borked. The CMS experiment - using the same decays as well as W boson / lepton / neutrino, tau and quark / antiquark decays has seen an excess of signals at 124GeV very compatible with a Higgs in this area. The experimental results don't appear to be materially contradictory. Assuming there isn't an error in the analysis, there appears to be about a 1 in 100 chance that the experiments are due to chance fluctuations in background but this hasn't yet reached the 3-sigma evidence level, never mind the 5-sigma "discovery level". So, there is a lot more data needing to be collected and there are no Nobel prizes being polished yet, but it looks like we're narrowing in to "firm evidence" of a low mass standard model Higgs at around 125GeV. Note: A CMS participant's explanation of some terms, linked just for Higgsy, can be found here.