Columbia mathematician Peter Woit reports rumblings to the effect that evidence of the elusive Higgs boson has been detected at the Large Hadron Collider around the energy level of 125 billion electron volts. Similar rumblings are popping up on viXra.org and elsewhere. "This looks to be still not a conclusive Higgs signal, but the closest thing yet," Woit writes. All eyes ... at least all eyes that have been focused on the Higgs quest .. are turning to a public seminar scheduled at CERN on Dec. 13. For more about the significance of the Higgs boson, check out this week's interview with Oxford physicist Frank Close, author of "The Infinity Puzzle."