articles tagged: subatomic particles
world of weird things podcast: why we need particle colliders
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world of weird things podcast: why we need particle colliders

Particle colliders seem like an ideal example of esoteric, purely curiosity-driven science. But we’ve actually been enjoying the fruits of their discoveries for decades now.

why a missing higgs boson won’t derail physics
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why a missing higgs boson won’t derail physics

It would be amazing for the LHC to find the Higgs boson. It would be even more interesting if it doesn't.

hold on to your protons. this could be huge…
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hold on to your protons. this could be huge…

Protons might be a little smaller than we thought, and that means we may need to rewrite a lot of the rules we thought we understood about the quantum world.

a proton here, a proton there…
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a proton here, a proton there…

The heavier your atoms are, they faster they decay. But why? There's a reason why the more protons you add to a nucleus, the harder it is to keep the atom together.

when national geographic imitates the onion
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when national geographic imitates the onion

Quantum physics are weird, but they're probably not fill-the-universe-with-galaxy-group-sized-subatomic-particles weird...