Professor Brian Cox of Manchester University explains the importance of the Higgs-Boson discovery. Steven Hawking said he lost a $100 bet that they would find it. Oddly enough, while this discovery is one of the greatest scientific discoveries of all time, it’s disappointed a lot of scientists because it was discovered exactly as predicted. Most great scientific discoveries were the result of accidents or unexpected results.
If you are interested in understanding what all this stuff is about, Cox has an excellent primer on particle physics. There are two parts on youtube. Just click the link at the end of this video for part two.