Sometimes you have to wonder if physicists are just playing out a cosmic joke on the rest of us. Harvard's Howard Georgi, a renowned theorist, has suggested that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the giant accelerator due to switch on next year, might be able to detect what he calls "unparticles." The members of this new class of matter have no mass, and should be difficult to detect, but physicists are already at work trying to figure out how to find them at the LHC.
While Georgi deserves applause for the clever nomenclature, the astrophysics community still prevails in this department, having proposed the existence of such strange beauties as repulsive dark matter (RDM), self-annihilating dark matter (SADM), and, our favorite, fuzzy dark matter (FDM).
Via Phys Org
Oh, goodie. we get warm fuzzy dark matter, except it don't exist, it's already been explained away. How many millions did we throw away on that? Wish I had a job where I could make up any old wild crap and have people throw BILLIONS at just me and a cuppla others, long as they don't try to make up a story that sounds more fuzzy than mine; and where I NEVER had to PRODUCE ANYTHING of value for the BILLIONS. But I'm not an embezzler, or a schyster, or a chiseler, or a flim flam man. I'm just a machinist that was told by the government that my kids would get to go to college.