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WEIRD DECAYS  Something funny may be going on in certain particle decays measured in the LHCb experiment in Geneva (above). A new measurement has now added to scientists’ suspicions.

GAMMA GLUT  Extra gamma rays from the center of the Milky Way, detected by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope (shown), could be a sign of dark matter. But a new study doesn’t support that idea, finding that other parts of the galaxy also exhibit excess gamma rays.

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PROTON PUZZLES  Hidden secrets of the humble particle could have physicists rethinking some standard notions about matter and the universe.


SEA OF HURT  A venomous reef stonefish (Synanceia verrucosa) is camouflaged as a rock in the Indian Ocean. Stings from the spines of this species are very painful.

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