It has been announced that the scientists believe they are very close to discovering the 'holy grail' of particles known as the Higgs Boson. Further tests on the 'unknown' they have found are needed before they can be certain it is the missing link.
Reading the numerous comments at the bottom of the story page at the BBC website - story here- a particular response caught my eye. It comes from a 'Jamsie' at comment 415, which for possible copyright reasons I won't post here.
Just out of interest, I wondered if you would agree with the response Jamsie made. I certainly do. TC.
This is a link to the comment TopCat® refers to, and I agree with it whole heartedly.
The research at CERN is pushing many discoveries in other areas, for instance the World Wide Web is a direct result of CERN research as Sir Tim Berners-Lee developed HTML there as a way to link to documents across their network.
This research opens the door at the sub-atomic level and stem cell research does so at the molecular level,these discoveries are essential towards progress in energy and medicine so R & D are of vital importance.