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Physicists Aim to Classify All Possible Phases of Matter | Quanta Magazine

A complete classification could lead to a wealth of new materials and technologies. But some exotic phases continue to resist understanding.

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Dark matter: The mystery substance physics still can’t identify that makes up the majority of our universe

Cosmologists are heading back to their chalkboards as the experiments designed to figure out what this unknown 84 percent of our universe actually is come up empty.

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Do Neutrinos Explain Matter-Antimatter Asymmetry? | Quanta Magazine

A hint that neutrinos behave differently than antineutrinos suggests an answer to one the biggest questions in physics.

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How the Hidden Higgs Could Reveal Our Universe’s Dark Sector | Quanta Magazine

The universe has not cooperated with physicists’ hopes. In desperation, many are looking for new ways to search for surprises at the Large Hadron Collider.

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New Evidence for Small, Short-Lived Drops of Early Universe Quark-Gluon Plasma?

Scientists observe correlated flow of particles emerging from even the lowest-energy, small-scale collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, suggesting that these collisions might be producing tiny, short-lived specks of matter that mimics what the early universe was like nearly 14 billion years ago.