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In particle physics and, to some extent, cosmology, a five sigma significance is required to claim a discovery. Popular recent examples are the discovery of the Higgs Boson, and the now discredited discovery of E modes in the cosmic microwave background. Is that of some significance for this article? -- (talk) 16:56, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

If not here, than in the statistical significance article which, oddly, isn't linked to this one. It's a good point that acceptable levels of error vary by discipline. MarmotHead (talk) 17:02, 4 February 2016 (UTC)