Higgs tops the list of most important discoveries of 2012.
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The U.S. Journal of Science has released their annual list of the most important scientific discoveries of 2012. At the top of the list was the discovery of the invisible particle named Higgs Boson, which helps explain mass.
Higgs Boson, also referred to as the God Particle, was named after Peter Higgs, an 83-year-old British scientists who first started studying the particle. Francois Englert, a 79-year-old Belgain physicist, has also played a part in the discovery and examination of the Higgs Boson particle.