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Murray Gell-Mann, the Physicist Who Came Up With Quarks, Has Died

Pioneering physicist Murray Gell-Mann has passed away at the age of 89. Among his many scientific contributions, the Nobel laureate will be remembered for bringing order to the chaotic field of particle physics, and for coining the term “quark” – a fundamental building block of matter. Read More >>

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Neutron Star Collisions Could Reveal Mysterious Quark Matter

Scientists are dreaming up ways to probe the nature of the Universe’s smallest bits – quarks – by observing ultra-dense neutron stars slamming into each other. Read More >>

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Scientists Propose a New Kind of Matter Inside the Densest Stars

You might have a pretty rigid understanding of the way stuff should look, at the most basic level. It should have a nucleus that is orbited by electrons. The nucleus should have protons and neutrons, inside each of which reside three quarks. Read More >>

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Biggest Quark Spotted in Whole New Way

Imagine you are baking a cake. You use the same ingredients that you always use, and boom, cake. But now, imagine your surprise when you discover you can make the exact same cake—an identical cake—but with a whole new set of ingredients. Read More >>

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The Large Hadron Collider Has Found a New Particle Unlike Any Other Form of Matter

Not content with perhaps the biggest scientific discovery of the decade, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider continue to search for new particles—- and now they've found one that seems to be an entirely new form of matter. Read More >>

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The Crazy New Subatomic Particle That May Rewrite the Rules of Matter

Two teams of physicists have stumbled across a weird new subatomic particle that's unlike anything else we've ever seen — and it could rewrite the rules of matter as we know them. Read More >>

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LHC Particle Soup Is the Hottest Thing Mankind Ever Made

Scientists at CERN's Large Hadron Collider say they just temporarily created the hottest man-made temperature by colliding two lead ions. Read More >>