First, there’s no new data in there—the LHC stopped colliding protons back in November, and these latest results are just rehashes that earlier run.
Higgs overall signal now unofficially stands at about 4.3σ. In other words, if statistics are to be believed, then this signal has about a 99.996% chance of being right.
Well, I'm no scientist, but the Higgs Boson is one the things that composes the Standard Model of physics. It's basically the things that gives other things mass. If this theoretical particle were to be found, it would be another piece in the puzzle of how the cosmos organizes itself. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Higgs_boson
Thought this link was interesting: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/2012/02/04/...