Now you see it, now you don't

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By Eugenie Samuel in Boston EVEN physicists get their sums wrong. A glimpse of the eagerly sought particle known as the Higgs boson, reported last year, was revealed last week to be just a mathematical slip. Scientists at CERN in Geneva reported seeing signs of the elusive Higgs last September, just as their LEP accelerator was due to be demolished to make way for a more powerful machine. In a flurry of excitement, they persuaded their managers to let them run LEP for an extra month to gather more data (New Scientist, 9 September 2000,