This is not a scientific article
and should not be treated as such. As a work of popular science, this aims to introduce the Higgs boson (AKA the God Particle
as the media call it) to the common man with a limited scientific background.
As of the time of writing this article, no papers had been published by CERN describing their results/discovery of the Higgs boson and hence no statistics or other data have been provided.
It is worth noting that CERN conducted multiple experiments at the LHC and two experiments, namely ALICE and CMS both independently discovered the Higgs boson simultaneously, thus strengthening the credibility of physicists’ claims.