Sticky Quarks

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Sticky Quarks Yup, OK. Terrible joke. Pretty accurate, though: quarks are indeed “sticky.” So sticky, indeed, that they can’t separate themselves from each other. It is physically impossible to observe a single quark: they come in pairs or in threes … Read More

Guess the Boson

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Ever wondered why two positive charges repel each other? It turns out that tiny particles called bosons are responsible for that. Each positively charged particle is constantly giving off photons, which are the particles that make up light: when one of those … Read More