Particle Physics

  1. Q-weak experiment
    Particle Physics

    The proton’s weak side is just as feeble as physicists thought

    Scientists make the most precise measurement yet of the proton’s weak charge and find it agrees with predictions.

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  2. Particle Physics

    Readers puzzled by particle physics and a papal decree

    Readers had questions about neutrinoless double beta decay and the history of domesticated rabbits.

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  3. Gray Rybka
    Particle Physics

    The search for mysterious dark matter underdogs steps up

    Dark matter particles called axions are finally being put to the test.

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  4. galaxy NGC1052–DF2
    Astronomy

    Dark matter is MIA in this strange galaxy

    A galaxy without dark matter bolsters the case that the invisible substance really exists.

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  5. Neuroscience

    Readers muse about memory, magnetic monopoles and more

    Readers had questions about the physical trace of memory, magnetic monopoles, blowflies and more.

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  6. Particle Physics

    The quest to identify the nature of the neutrino’s alter ego is heating up

    The search is on for a rare nuclear decay that could prove neutrinos are their own antiparticles and shed light on the universe’s antimatter mystery.

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  7. illustration of alternate universes
    Astronomy

    Universes with no weak force might still have stars and life

    An alternate universe that lacks one of the four fundamental forces might still have galaxies, stars, planets and perhaps life, a new study suggests.

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  8. dark matter halo
    Particle Physics

    Clumps of dark matter could be lurking undetected in our galaxy

    Dark matter, assumed to form featureless blobs, might clump together into smaller objects.

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  9. supermassive black hole illustration
    Astronomy

    Mysterious high-energy particles could come from black hole jets

    Three types of high-energy cosmic particles could all have the same source: black holes in galaxy clusters.

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  10. illustration of magnetic monopoles
    Particle Physics

    Magnets with a single pole are still giving physicists the slip

    Using data from particle accelerators and dead stars, scientists eliminate some possible masses for magnetic monopoles.

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  11. HAWC experiment in Mexico
    Particle Physics

    Excess antielectrons aren’t from nearby dead stars, study says

    Pulsars might not be behind excess antimatter, gamma-ray observations suggest.

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  12. Particle Physics

    Readers question photons colliding, black sea snakes and more

    Readers had questions about brain flexibility, black sea snakes and photon collisions.

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