Yesterday was a big day for physics. A new particle was discovered, a boson, at the energy 126GeV, with every indication it is probably the much sought after Higgs, one of the last pieces of the widely experimentally confirmed Standard Model of Particle physics yet to be observed.
Here’s a video offering a decent explanation why this matters:
[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/41038445 w=400&h=300]
And here’s a collection of tweets from live-blogging physicists, all of whom I recommend you follow.