Yesterday saw the culmination of weeks of building buzz surrounding the announcement of results from one (of many!) searches for dark matter in the laboratory. The result: two "events" that look like dark matter, but there's a 23% chance that these are just background events. In science, 23% chance of being wrong is too high, so most people are seeing this as, at best, an ambiguous result. Read more about the announcement here, or take it straight from the team's mouth (in PDF format).
What was all the excitement about? Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up.