By AR on Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The Sydney Morning Herald's Deborah Smith dumbs it down for their readers:
The mysterious Higgs bosons are thought to be crammed together in empty space, giving all matter in the universe its mass - just as hangers-on at a party can weigh down a celebrity moving through a crowd.
Smith should have been more specific in her efforts to explain the Higgs boson. Different celebrities have different levels of attraction and if more than one celebrity was at the party might they not lose some hangers-on to the other celebrity? What if the celebrity was Lindsay Lohan and started repelling hangers-on? So many sciencey variables.
In other articles on the SMH's science page, Ms Smith is by-lined as the science editor.