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LUCKY CHARM  Scientists with the LHCb experiment near Geneva have found a new particle (illustrated) that has two heavy quarks, known as charm quarks, and one up quark.

AMS experiment

ANTIPROTON ODDITY Two teams of researchers report possible signs of dark matter in data from the AMS experiment on the International Space Station (shown). Some of the antiprotons detected by AMS could have come from dark matter particles annihilating one another in space.

LHCb experiment

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.

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