Plasmas are turbulent ionized gases. Being chock-full of charge carriers makes plasma electrically conductive, and so responsive to electromagnetic fields. Within the turbulence can be found stable electromagnetic field structures.
The Higgs boson was predicted in 1964 by a group of theoretical physicists, as a way to explain how mass could arise for gauge bosons. The nascent Standard Model predicted them to be massless. But the W & Z bosons were found to be bulky. The Standard Model was wrong. So an awkward mathematical patch was applied: spontaneous symmetry breaking. This necessitated another boson, one that gave the W & Z their mass. Hence the Rigged Boson.
Physicists have long produced models that required extra dimensions. Yet studious denial has been the norm. The irony of physics is that the theories most likely to resemble reality are those for which existence proof is lacking.